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Abandoned freighter Angra Star sinking in Rio de Janeiro

Sept. 20, 2013 at 02:31 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

General cargo vessel Angra Star, abandoned by the owner in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, started to sink on Sep 17 or 18 2013, after staying on anchor unmanned for many months. According to AIS, vessel is staying at anchor since Feb 10 12. Local media reports that the owner of the vessel has gone bankrupt, 21 vessels of the company FROTA OCEANICA E AMAZONICA S.A. are anchored in Guanabara area. Rescue found some 200 tons of fuel on board. Vessel is sinking by stern, as it can be seen on photos. Police believe looters could add up to vessel’s woes by stealing nonferrous parts from engine room. Authorities said vessel will be rescued, but it won’t guarantee vessel’s safety further on.

Photo from noticias.terra.com.br

Abandoned freighter Angra Star sinking in Rio de Janeiro

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