February 5, 2023
Two cargo ships collide in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden

Two cargo ships collide in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden

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Two cargo ships collided in the Baltic Sea between the city of Ystad in southern Sweden and the Danish island of Bornholm. According to the Swedish Maritime Administration, one of the ships is a floating hull.

“We don’t know exactly how it happened,” Jonas Franzen, director of communications for the Swedish Maritime Administration, told national broadcaster SVT.

There is continuous rescue operation With at least ten lifeboats from Denmark and Sweden operating on site. Several helicopters too Perform area searches.

“Screams were heard in the water on the rescue boats. The priority is to save lives,” Franzen added.

So far, no person or body has been ejected from the water in The accident location.

“At the moment, two people are missing,” Operations Commander Victor Devinder told Swedish broadcaster SVT.

“It is dark and very cold on the water. But the wind is not very strong. The water temperature is four degrees and the air is five degrees,” he said, noting that the weather conditions are far from ideal.

According to Frazen, divers were asked to continue the search.

The Swedish Maritime Administration has informed Sputnik that two people are missing after two ships collided in the Baltic Sea and that searches for the missing are continuing.

In terms of ships, they are the 55-meter Karen Hogg sailing under the Danish flag and the British-flagged 90-meter Scott Carrier.

“At least two people were on board the Danish ship. But it is not known how many were there in all,” Franzen concluded.

a Danish ship He sailed from Sweden to Denmark, while the British returned to the United Kingdom from Latvia.