A major accident has come to light in the Netherlands on Wednesday. A cargo ship carrying 3,000 cars suddenly caught fire off the coast of the Netherlands, killing one person on board, according to news agency Reuters. While many others have been injured.
The ship was going from Germany to Egypt
The Coast Guard said that a fire broke out on Tuesday night on a ship named 'Fremantle Highway', which was going from Germany to Egypt. Several crew members jumped overboard immediately after the fire broke out. The Netherlands Coast Guard said that rescuers who reached the spot also tried to control the fire on the ship.
Edwin Versteeg, a spokesman for the Netherlands Department of Waterways and Public Works, said the fire was definitely not under control. It is becoming very difficult to extinguish it. The main reason for the fire on it is the vehicles on the ship.
No information could be found about the cause of the fire
The coastguard said on its website that the cause of the fire was not yet known, but a coastguard spokeswoman told news agency Reuters that the fire had started near an electric car. According to the Netherlands Navy, the ship is tilting and the possibility of its sinking has increased further.
Some members jumped into the water after the fire
According to Willard Molenaar of the Royal Dutch Rescue Company, he was the first to arrive at the scene after receiving information about the fire. He said the fire spread so fast that seven crew members jumped into the water. Molenaar said some people were also injured after jumping too low into the water, while one crew member died due to burns.
The injured on board were rescued
Explain that after a fierce fire on the ship, 23 crew members have been taken out with the help of a helicopter. Local Dutch officials said the injured were being treated. Coast Guard spokesman Edwin Granman said rescue teams were currently working to extinguish the fire. In addition, Japanese company Shui Kisen said it was working closely with Dutch authorities to extinguish the fire.