(From Lloyds List)
Byline: Norwegian vessel sank so fast that older car carriers face inevitable scrutiny, writes Janet Porter
THE speed with which the vehicle carrier Tricolor s ank in the early hours of Saturday morning after being holed by a French-owned container ship has raised questions about the safety of older ro-ro vessels.
While the 988 teu Karibalimped back into port yesterday with a badly damaged bow, the Norwegian-operated Tricoloris now lying on its side in the middle of one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
The 190 m long and 32 m wide ship capsized just two and a half hours after colliding with Kariba in thick fog, 30 …