BERLIN: Several people are missing after two cargo ships collided near the island of Heligoland in Germany’s North Sea, the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies said on Tuesday. The Central Command said in a statement that Polesy and Verity collided around 3 a.m. GMT, about 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) southwest of Grigoland, likely leading to Verity’s sinking.
One person was rescued from the water and is receiving treatment, but several others remain missing.
Rescue operations include rescue cruisers, police boats, sensor aircraft, helicopters, etc.
Authorities say the Polesie, with 22 passengers on board, is still afloat. The Verity was heading from Bremen to the English town of Immingham. The Polesie was on its way from Hamburg to La Coruna, Spain.