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During the early hours of 14 December 2002, while traveling from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Southampton in the UK, Car carrier Tricolor collided with Kariba, a 1982 Bahamian-flagged container ship with a load of nearly 3,000 automobiles. Kariba was able to continue on, but Tricolor sank where she was struck, some 17 nautical miles (20 mi) north of the French coast within the French exclusive economic zone in the English Channel. While no lives were lost, the ship remained lodged on her side in the mud of the 30 metres (98 ft) deep waterway, one of the busiest shipping-lanes in the world.