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Chilean ferry Amadeo 1 capsized in southern Chile waters

Aug. 20, 2014 at 05:51 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Ro-ro Amadeo 1 capsized in Kirke Canal, 100 nautical miles NW of Punta Arenas, southern Chile, on Aug 18, after hitting a rock. Vessel suffered breach starboard, started to take on water, and finally, capsized on coastal shallows, with most of the hull laying above the water. There were 17 passengers and 28 crew on board, all safe, some of the crew stayed on board to take part in salvage works, though on Aug 19 it was reported, that all the crew had been evacuated. Chilean Navy is working on the scene, preventing oil spill being the priority. It’s not clear yet what cargo was on board, some say it’s machinery including container with oil spill cleansing utensils, some mention live stock. Vessel was en route from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt. According to the FleetMon satellite AIS data vessel's last known position in 52 03S 073 01W, Aug 18. Photos of the capsized Amadeo 1 from Chilean media. Some media say ferry managed to ground on the coastline intentionally, to prevent sinking in a Canal.

Chilean ferry Amadeo 1 capsized in southern Chile waters

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