actual: RoRo Containership MV Grande America caught on fire and sunk in Bay of Biscay, crew saved by HMS Argyll

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The fire on board the Italian-flagged Grande America broke out Sunday night as the ship was underway in the Bay of Biscay during a voyage from Hamburg, Germany to Casablanca, Morocco. The fire is primarily located in cargo containers in the forward portion of the ship.

All 27 crew members abandoned ship in a lifeboat and later rescued by British frigate HMS Argyll and brought ashore in Brest.



No major injuries were reported, although several of the crew members were treated for smoke inhalation.

The MV Grande America has sunk in Bay of Biscay in water depth of 4,600 meters, France’s Marine Nationale reported. The agency said ship sank at March 12, at 1526 local time about 180 nautical miles off France’s coast.


The 213-meter, 27,965 dwt Grande America was built in 1997.

This movie was made two years ago....Today after a fire she sank in the Bay of Biscay.

 
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