Two shipment ships have collided within the Baltic Sea among the Danish island of Bornholm and the southern Swedish town of Ystad, the Danish Defence’s Joint Operations Centre stated on Monday.
The ship Karin Hoej, registered in Denmark, had capsized and was once the other way up, the Swedish Maritime Management mentioned. It had two folks on board and so they had been missing, the Danish Defence’s Joint Operations Centre (JOC) mentioned.
the opposite ship, the British-registered Scot Provider, was once practical and its staff was once secure.
“i will ensure an twist of fate has took place but I don’t recognize the instances,” Soren Hoj, handling director of the transport company Rederiet Hoj, which owns the Karin Hoej.
The vessel, which was not loaded, was crusing from Sodertalje in Sweden to Nykobing Falster in southern Denmark with other people on board, he stated.
“a major rescue operation is taking place,” Mr Hoj stated.
A spokesperson for the Danish Meteorological Institute stated there was fog within the space on the time of the accident, around 3.30a.m. native time.
The accident took place in Swedish territorial waters and the 2 ships have been crusing within the comparable course after they came into contact, the Danish JOC mentioned.
Denmark used to be serving to Swedish authorities with the rescue. A rescue boat has been launched from Bornholm island and a helicopter had additionally been dispatched from the Danish side.
Civilian vessels in the neighborhood had been additionally serving to the hunt and rescue mission.
Swedish information agency TT brought up a Swedish coastguard spokesman as saying one of the vessels used to be NINETY metres lengthy and the opposite was once 55 metres.
Denmark’s JOC was no longer in an instant able to say whether or not the ships carried any risky shipment.
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