Ship Sinks after Collision with Platform

Monday, August 06, 2007
According to reports, an investigation is underway after a cargo ship collided with a gas platform in the North Sea and then sank. The vessel, the Jork, struck the unmanned Viking Echo platform 40 miles north-east of Cromer, Norfolk. The 2,000-ton vessel, which had been carrying grain from L├╝beck in Germany, sank yesterday. Sources said that the pipeline to the gas platform, which was not badly damaged, had been shut down. Source: Scotsman
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