Gepost zondag 23 Mei 2004 @ 12:08
En dan nog svp je verstand gebruiken...
met een supertanker langs singapre vond ik ook wel stressy (ms Schelderix)
Ship carrying 4,190 cars sinks off Singapore
Sun May 23, 2004 03:34 AM ET
By Doreen Siow
(Reuters) - A ship carrying 4,190 South Korean and Japanese cars sank
after colliding with an oil tanker south of Singapore, port officials
and a ship operator said on Sunday.
collision between the oil tanker Mt Kaminesan loaded with 279,949
tonnes of crude oil and car carrier MV Hyundai No 105 occurred on
Saturday just before midnight, the Maritime and Port Authority of
Singapore (MPA) said in a statement.
"All the cars sank. But there is no spill (of crude oil) from the tanker," said MPA spokeswoman Theresa Pong.
MV Hyundai was carrying about 3,000 new cars exported by South Korea's
largest automaker, Hyundai Motor Co and its Kia Motors affiliate as
well as over 1,000 second-hand Japanese cars, the ship operator, Eukor
Car Carriers, told Reuters.
MV Hyundai's crew of 20 -- four Koreans and 16 Filipinos -- were
rescued before the ship sank and there were no injuries to members of
either vessel, the authority said.
to the collision, warnings were given to the two vessels by the MPA's
vessel traffic information service. The two vessels also communicated
with each other," the statement said.
Korean automakers and the Eukor Car Carriers, which chartered the
sunken ship from Panama, said they had no financial damages from the
"The exported cars have been paid already and they are insured for accident," said Jake Jang, a Hyundai Motor spokesman.
184-meter-long and 31-meter-wide ship, which was built in 1987, was
bound for Germany, carrying such models as the small-sized passenger
car Click, sports utility vehicles, Santa Fe and Sorento, for exports
to Russia, Finland, Germany and other European countries, Jang said.
Hyundai has stockpiles of those cars, if European dealerships want them to be shipped again, he added.
Hagman, the chief executive of the Eukor Car Carriers, which is
operating 83 vessels, told Reuters that the doomed ship was insured
with Norwegian Hull Club, and damages would be fully compensated.
The MV Hyundai vessel was taken over by the Eukor Car Carriers in 2002 from Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.
port operations and vessel traffic was unaffected in the city-state,
one of the world's busiest ports, the statement added. Anti-pollution
craft would continue to monitor the area.