Posted on July 27, 2023

On Thursday a freight ship carrying cars close to a world-renowned bird habitat off the Dutch coast was stillburning, as firefighters and salvage crews waited for the flames to subside before attempting to board the vessel.

The Fremantle Highway was sailing from port of Bremerhaven in Germany to Singapore when it caught fire shortly before midnight Tuesday about 27 kilometers (17 miles) north of the Dutch island of Ameland, sparking fears of an environmental disaster.

One crew member died and others were injured in the early hours of Wednesday. The entire crew has been evacuated from the ship.

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