In August, the ship M/V Cheshire was sailing from Norway to Thailand loaded with ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer, when the cargo suddenly began to decompose and smoulder, emitting toxic gases. The captain chose to evacuate the crew when the gases began to spread throughout the vessel.
The ship then drifted aimlessly without crew, monitored by Spanish authorities poised to salvage it. The damages end up being so extensive that the entire vessel was declared a total loss.
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