Containership carries dead whale on its bulb to Rotterdam port
THE Maersk Norwich was found carrying a dead whale on its bulb when it entered the port of Rotterdam late Wednesday morning. Friday, 08.Jun.2012, 01:05 (GMT+3)
THE Maersk Norwich was found carrying a dead whale on its bulb when it entered the port of Rotterdam late Wednesday morning.
The Maersk Norwich is moored at the APMT terminal at Rotterdam Maasvlakte and the whale was removed in the afternoon hours of Wednesday and transported to a site where a university institute removed part of the whale for research.
It is not known yet what type of whale it is and where the vessel has picked it up. The length is approx. 12 metres. The containersip is 120 metres long and able to carry 2,600 TEU. It departed from Santa Marta in Colombia and it is chartered by Maersk Line deployed in the Caribbean/Central America service.