The Fremantle Highway arrived last Saturday in Rotterdam nearly two months after a fire broke out on the cargo ship. The ship left the Eemshaven in Groningen on Thursday afternoon, where it had been moored since early August.
The vessel was towed to Damen Verolme Shiprepair in Botlek, where it will be partially dismantled to carry out repair work.
Cleanup and inspections will also be carried out at Damen. The company expects the work to take about four to five months. It is still unclear what will happen to the ship afterward.
On the night of Tuesday, July 25, to Wednesday, July 26, a fire broke out on the cargo ship while it was at sea north of Ameland. One person was killed and several were injured.
The Fremantle Highway had more than 3,700 cars on board at the time of the fire, including nearly 500 electric cars. Due to their battery packs, electric cars can burn for a long time and are complicated to extinguish. On August 3, the ship was towed to Eemshaven. However, the cause of the fire is not yet known.
Source : Reporting by ANP and NL Times