Sunday, 12 December 2010
North Spirit sinks in Bay of Biscay
On Dec 10 2010 the general cargo vessel North Spirit requested immediate assistance 50 miles off Cape Ortegal, Bay of Biscay. The vessel which was enroute betweem Sweden and Algier with a cargo of timber, presumably the cargo shifted and the vessel started to dangerously list. Spannish authorities sent three helicopters to the scene, all 17 crew were evacuated and transported to the airport at La Coruna, no casualities or injures were reported. The crew on board were 9 Ukranians and 8 Russians.
North Spirit IMO 8502042 dwt7148, built 1989, flag S-Vincent,