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The incident did not result in any deaths, however it value many tens of millions in sunk prices.

On December 14, 2002, the MV Tricolor was travelling from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Southampton, U.Ok.

The MV Tricolor was a 50,000-tonne Norwegian-flagged car service ship inbuilt 1987.


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In an unique financial zone within the English Channel, 17 nautical miles north of the French coast, MV Tricolor collided with a 1982 Bahamian-flagged container ship, named Kariba. Kariba continued on her route, the MV Tricolor didn’t.

Norwegian - not in tact
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MV Tricolor was carrying 2,862 vehicles, together with BMWs, Volvos, and Saabs, price $40 million to $50 million.

Although nobody died, the water model of a snowball impact occurred. As a result of the ship sunk in a considerably shallow space, different boats saved on working into the underwater shipwreck.

The authorities tried to warn nearing ships of the sunk ship’s location, however too many boats saved working into the wreck.

In July 2003, a crew began to take away the MV Tricolor and all of its contents. The operation took over a yr and was accomplished in October 2004.

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