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Grande America sank: 2,000 cars, 365 containers on board – France began clean-up operation

French authorities began a clean-up operation on Friday, March 15, after the Italian container ship “Grande America” sank off the French Atlantic Coast while carrying 2,200 tonnes of heavy fuel. Despite poor weather conditions, four ships began a clean-up operation on Friday afternoon. The 214-metre-long vessel sank on Tuesday, 300 kilometres …

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EMSA’s assistance to Grande America accident

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) published a press release about the accident of the Grande America in the Bay of Biscay, on March 12. EMSA says that it has been providing emergency assistance at the request of the French authorities EMSA’s press release: It was reported that the vessel, Grande America, …

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Grande America: France braces for oil spill damage after ship blaze (BBC)

French authorities are bracing for a huge oil slick to hit the country’s coastline after an Italian ship capsized near La Rochelle on Tuesday, March 12. The container vessel, Grande America, caught fire on Sunday during a trip from Hamburg to Casablanca. All 27 crew have been rescued, but 2,200 …

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