According to German authorities, on 24th October, two cargo ships collided in the North Sea off the German coast and several people were missing.
he Isle of Man Ship Registry was informed, that the Isle of Man registered cargo ship Verity had been involved in a collision and has sunk off the coast of Germany.
The ships, Polesie and Verity, collided in the early morning about 22 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of the island of Helgoland, Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies said.
Verity ship was sailing from Bremen, Germany, to Immingham, England.
As explained, rescuers pulled one person from the water who was receiving medical attention, and they were looking for many other individuals who were still missing.
The other ship, the Bahamas-flagged Polesie, remained afloat with 22 people on board.
Furthermore, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) has issued a statement.
We are deeply sorry to hear of this tragedy in Germany. Our thoughts and prayers are with the seafarers and the families at this difficult time and to those involved in the extensive rescue search. The MNWB is ready to support its colleagues at the German Seamen’s Mission, who have a presence both in the UK and Germany, to provide practical and pastoral support to those affected by this crisis.”
..said Stuart Rivers, Chief Executive of MNWB which is the umbrella charity for the UK Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets based in Southampton.
The Ship Registry will provide further information when available.