Grande America’ ship was sank: 26 crew members and passengers were evacuated

On March 12, the fire-stricken Grimaldi’s ship sank some 180 nautical miles west of the French coast, the Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic confirmed.

The fire started in one of the containers loaded on the weather deck, spreading to other containers positioned close by, while the vessel was in the Bay of Biscay, sailing from Hamburg, Germany to Casablanca, Morocco.

Italian Grimaldi Group, the owner and operator of Grande America, earlier appointed the salvage company Ardent to provide assistance on the matter.

All 26 crew members and one passenger were safely evacuated.

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