It will not be clear what brought about the collision, however a preliminary investigation into gross negligence in maritime site visitors is now underway, the Swedish Coast Guard stated. Ten boats and a number of other helicopters had begun looking for the duo, however the at-sea part of the search and rescue operation has since been referred to as off.
“The ship has now been towed to shallow waters so divers from the Swedish coast guard can go inside and search it for survivors or casualties,” Fredrik Strömbäck, a communications officer on the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), instructed CNN.
The ships crashed into one another between the Swedish city of Ystad and the Danish Island of Bornholm at about 3:30 Central European Time. The accident occurred in Swedish territorial waters, and each vessels have been heading in the identical route, Reuters reported.
One of the 2, the Danish-flagged Karin Hoej, capsized. Two individuals who have been believed to be on board the 55-meter lengthy (180-foot lengthy) ship haven’t been accounted for, in response to the SMA. Authorities stated it is believed the Karin Hoej was not carrying any items on the time of the crash and was working a lowered crew.
The different vessel, the Scot Carrier, seems to haven’t suffered any main harm. The Scot Carrier is 90 meters (295 toes) lengthy and registered within the United Kingdom. Its proprietor, Scotline, instructed Reuters the corporate couldn’t touch upon specifics surrounding the incident however stated that it was cooperating and helping authorities.
The Denmark Defense Ministry’s Joint Operations Centre couldn’t instantly say whether or not both ship had hazardous cargo on board.
“The Danish ship, which is the other way up, is a comparatively small ship, so it has so little oil on board. That will not be what worries us in the meanwhile,” it stated, in response to Reuters.
Data from MarineTraffic.com confirmed that the Karin Hoej was touring to the southern Danish metropolis of Nykobing Falster. The Scot Carrier was headed from Salacgriva, Latvia, to the Scottish city of Montrose.