Friday, 29 January 2016

Car carrier 'Modern Express' with huge list adrift in the bay of Biscay.

These car carriers always look top-heavy when they pass you at sea.

The drift of the "Modern Express" was steaming on Jan 29. The ship is rolling in a swell of 4-5 meters and has a drift speed of less than 1,3 knots in winds of 27-36 km/h about 168 miles west of La Rochelle. In the morning of Jan 29 the Argonaute of the French Navy joined the other ships in site. Salvors of Smit intended to try a boarding in the afternoon in order to prepare a towing connection to the Abeille Bourbon.