Mitsubishi Loses 1,400 Cars After Car Carrier Sinks

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Mitsubishi has lost around 1,400 new cars after a car carrier sunk in the North Sea today, claiming five lives, and leaving six others unaccounted for.

The ship had a crew of 24, 13 of which have been rescued from the wreckage already. “The Mitsubishi cars bound for Russia have been lost,” Mitsubishi spokesman Daniel Nacass said.

The 485 foot car carrier, named the Baltic Ace, collided with a container ship called the Corvus J which caused it to sink. The collision is being blamed on “human error,” though a police investigation is set to follow up.

[Source: San Francisco Chronicle]

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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