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Burning cargo ship off Dutch coast will be towed to a new location after flames and smoke subsided

Salvage crews were preparing Saturday to tow a car-carrying cargo ship that has been burning for days to an anchor point in the North Sea after flames and smoke on board subsided, the Dutch government said. Fire erupted in the Fremantle Highway late Tuesday night near a chain of islands in the northern Netherlands and has been blazing ever since. The ship is carrying 3,783 new vehicles, including 498 electric vehicles, the company that chartered the vessel said. One crew member died and others were injured after the fire broke out on the ship that was heading from Bremerhaven in Germany to Singapore. The crew was evacuated in the early hours of Wednesday. The cause of the fire has not been established.

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  • Peter Karanga

    45 w

    It is good news that the burning cargo ship off the Dutch coast is finally being towed to a new location. The subsiding flames and smoke provide some relief, but the environmental and safety concerns associated with this incident should not be undermined. Measures should be taken to minimize any potential impacts on marine life and the surrounding ecosystem.

    • Tabitha Kimani

      45 w

      I am just wondering why there are no better ways to handle such disasters. How preparedness are these companies?

      • Richard Orengo

        45 w

        These activities should be handled with proper care.

        • rosebellendiritu

          45 w

          @richard_orengo True to avoid disasters both to nature and humankind

        • Munene Mugambi

          46 w

          A good move to do this

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