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Old 12-05-2012, 01:20 PM
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Anyone on the Baltic Ace? I hope not.

Looks like the Baltic Ace (a car cargo ship) got hit and sunk in the North Sea. I have no clue if this ship pertains to BMW at all, but just in case here is the article.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8N5DO920121205
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:49 PM
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Looks like the Baltic Ace (a car cargo ship) got hit and sunk in the North Sea. I have no clue if this ship pertains to BMW at all, but just in case here is the article.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8N5DO920121205
It's happened before. In 2002 the Tricolor capsized in the English Channel with loss of all cars. Some ED redeliveries were affected.

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Given that the ship was headed to Finland, I think American cars are safe.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:38 PM
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1400 Mitsubishi's were lost in this accident
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:02 PM
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Nearly as many Mitsubishi's lost in that sinking as in all of WWII.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:42 PM
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As a data point, my X1 departed Bremerhaven on the Glorious Leader on 11/30/2012, so I'd assume other cars in this same timeframe bound for the west coast would be onboard that vessel too.

The Baltic Ace was headed the other direction - from Belgium toward Finland, bypassing Germany - so no BMWs should have been affected this time around.

Nevertheless, a tragic loss - especially given that there were fatalities among the crew...
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Baltic Ace

"Mitsubishi's" what, exactly, were lost?

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:16 PM
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A different car cargo ship caught on fire today, it was headed towards the Caribbean. Don't know the name of it though.
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No story is as good as this one though, for those who are interested in Ro/Ro incidents. The only reason I know about this is that my Audi was delivered on the Cougar Ace and you get an interesting picture when you wiki that ship:

http://www.wired.com/science/discove...urrentPage=all
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read it... nice story.. though sad.. due to loss of life.
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