Kohler ship sinks in rough seas off Newfoundland
A ship carrying more than 4,000 passengers has sunk off Newfoundland, and the Canadian Coast Guard says the vessel has been towed to Port Royal, Que.
“The vessel sank into the water about 11:30 p.m. and we’re looking at the extent of damage to the vessel,” said Capt. Kevin Larkin.
Larkin said the ship was carrying passengers from the Port of Halifax to St. John’s, when the captain lost control.
“They were not able to pull out of the water, they were very close to the shore, they just went out of control, we lost contact with them,” said Larkin, of the Coast Guard.
Larkins ship sank in rough waters off the northern Ontario coast, according to the Coast Guards office in Labrador.
The ship was towed to port in Port Royal after it sank, and is currently in the water with no life signs.
“We are in contact with the owner and we have a team on site,” Larkin told CBC News.
The Coast Guard said it received information from the ship’s captain about the incident around 11:45 p.s.m., and it has been brought to the port for a safety assessment.
The crew of the vessel was able to communicate with one another on a cellphone, but they did not respond to a number on the ship. “
I have been told that the ship sank because it did not maintain proper course,” Larkin said.
The crew of the vessel was able to communicate with one another on a cellphone, but they did not respond to a number on the ship.
The vessel was carrying 4,027 passengers and crew, including the crew of two of the three emergency medical technicians who were onboard, when it went down.
Larks ship has not yet been confirmed as being involved in a serious accident, but he said it could be years before an official report is released.
The Coast Guards said it is expected that the vessel will remain in the sea for at least a few days. “
When we have that information we will be able to get in touch with the captain, who is currently on the boat.”
The Coast Guards said it is expected that the vessel will remain in the sea for at least a few days.
“There are many reasons why a vessel would be lost, including accidents and collisions.
We’re not able yet to say why this vessel went down, but it is an unfortunate accident and it’s going to be difficult to recover,” LARKINS captain said in a statement.
The coast guard says the captain is not expected to return to the ship until Friday.