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Video - 1400 JLRs and Rolls Royce aboard a sinking cargo vessel

Video - 1400 JLRs and Rolls Royce aboard a sinking cargo vessel

Snapshot: The vessel was carrying a load of 1400 cars including 1200 Jaguars and Land Rovers, 65 Mini Coopers and a Rolls Royce Wraith, through the English Channel in between England and Isle of Wight.

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Transporting a car is not an easy job given the money involved in it. Add to it the fact the you are transporting some 1400 cars which cost around a million dollars each, like the Land Rovers and Rolls Royce, and your job becomes insanely difficult. And the same happened with a cargo ship called Hoegh Osaka, which was recently suffered a failure and was deliberately beached at the Bramble Bank to prevent further sinking of the vessel.

The vessel was carrying a load of 1400 cars including 1200 Jaguars and Land Rovers, 65 Mini Coopers and a Rolls Royce Wraith, through the English Channel in between England and Isle of Wight. According to reports, the vehicle suffered a failure some 45 minutes after leaving Southhampton and started listing heavily on one side, before the crew decided to beach it before capsizing altogether.

The 590 foot, 57000 ton vessel is registered in Singapore and was filled one-third of its capacity. The vessel was heading to Bremerhaven port, Germany and had some construction equipment on board it too. No injuries have been reported, though the condition of the vehicles is not yet known. It may take several days, if not longer, to extract the vessel from the sand bank and ascertain the damage to the ship and its cargo.

A video clip from the BBC showing the aerial view of the vessel has been embedded here.

You can also check other such road accidents of high-end cars!

Video Source: BBC

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