80,000 Trout Escape After Ship Crashes


A cargo vessel collided into a fish farm releasing 80,000 rainbow trout, worth approximately US$1.5 million, into the sea by the Danish islands Funen and Jutland according to Reuters.

The incident occurred on Tuesday October 12, 2016, and the owners of the fish farm have announced they will be seeking compensation.

Local fishing experts have advised people to get out and start fishing, as the fish are expected to only survive in the open sea a short while; it has been described as a tragedy for the local environment.

Rainbow trout farming is a massive industry in Denmark, it is their largest aquaculture export; amounting to 90% of the industry.

This news comes two days after PTI reported a collision between another cargo vessel and a fuel bunker in Tokyo Bay, causing damage to both ships.

Earlier in October, 2016, Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) released a report exposing the need for more training to be provided to prevent casualties in the event of accidents involving vessels.  

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