Dutch News: According to the report of the Dutch media house NOS, there were 23 crew members in the ship carrying crores of vehicles that caught fire. A person of Indian origin died in this accident, all the others were evacuated safely.
Fire breaks out on ship carrying 3000 cars: A sudden fire broke out in the middle of the sea in a ship near the Dutch Coast. A cargo ship carrying about 3000 cars caught fire near the Dutch coast, in which a crew member of the ship died. The deceased crew member is an Indian citizen, whose name has not been disclosed. The rest of the crew members were injured in this accident. Dutch broadcaster NOS told that all 23 crew members of this ship were Indians. Out of which one died and all others are injured, whose condition remains stable.
- The ship was going from Germany to Egypt
The ship was a victim of the accident when it was 199 meters Panama-registered on the Fremantle Highway, about 27 kilometers north of Amland in the Netherlands. The ship was going from Germany to Egypt. Its crew tried to extinguish the fire but when all efforts failed, they sent a danger alert to the Dutch Coastguard around midnight.
According to the report of the news agency ‘Reuters’, the Dutch coastguards sprayed water to control the fire on the ship during the rescue operation, but using too much water threatened to sink, so a boat was installed to prevent it from flowing. Another rescue ship was called.
- The ship had 350 Mercedes-Benz
Rescue officers say that the ship can still burn for several days. Even if there is no major environmental hazard due to its sinking. At the same time, Dutch Waterways spokesman Edwin Versteeg said, ‘The fire has not yet been controlled. Due to the goods being loaded by the ship, there are difficulties in extinguishing it. However, the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Nevertheless, it is being said that one of the 25 electric cars present on the ship caught fire and later engulfed all the cars. The company said that out of a total of 2857 vehicles on the ship, around 350 were Mercedes-Benz cars.
- Indian Embassy’s response
Meanwhile, the Embassy in the Netherlands said it is in touch with the family members of the crew and is in talks with the Dutch authorities for all possible assistance.