3500 Nissan cars “lost” in the PacificJanuary 3, 2019
A seagoing auto transporter, on board of which there were a lot of Nissan cars now drifting in the Pacific Ocean. The exact location is still unknown. It is located about 2,900 km from the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
The 198-meter long cargo ship, which transported automobiles, is now lost in the Pacific Ocean after the fire. On Monday, during a trip from Japan to Hawaii, a fire was reported. Onboard there were 21 crew members and approximately 3,500 Nissan vehicles. The reason is still unknown. 16 crew members were rescued, four remain in an unconscious state, and one is reported missing (at the moment, searches are suspended).
Sincerity Ace transporter was built in 2009 and was owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha. In addition to Nissan cars (the press service officially confirmed the presence of 3,500 cars on board), there may have been other cars.
Senior Class 3rd Class Matthew West, of the Coast Guard, said that part of the crew was saved solely by volunteers who were on their ships not far from the disaster. Otherwise, we could not guarantee their salvation.
At the moment there is no information about the condition of the ship and vehicles, since the first priority task of the rescuers and the company is the rescue and safety of people.
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