Netherlands Ship Collision

December 6, 2012 - 2:34 PM
In this photograph released by the Baltic Ace cargo ship is seen in IJmuiden, Netherlands, 2012. Four crew members died and seven were missing in the icy waters of the North Sea, after a cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank off the Dutch coast Wednesday night, rescuers said. The 148-meter (485-foot) Baltic Ace collided with the 134-meter (440-foot) container ship Corvus J in darkness near busy shipping lanes some 65 kilometers (40 miles) off the coast of the southern Netherlands. The Baltic Ace, carrying a cargo of cars, had a crew of 24 which was forced to abandon ship as it sank quickly. (AP Photo/Hans Blomvliet for,) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT