Posted on December 13, 2021

Two freight ships have collided in the Baltic Sea off southern Sweden in the early hours of this morning. Two people have been reported missing, the authorities of Denmark and Sweden said. One of the freight vessels capsized, and at least 11 vessels, one airplane and one helicopter have been taking part in the search.

The Swedish Maritime Administration received an alarm before dawn that two cargo ships had collided south of Ystad in Sweden, close to the Danish island of Bornholm. The ships were identified as Karin Hoej of Denmark and the British ship Scot Carrier. The Danish ship has capsized and was upside down.

A helicopter and nine ships from Sweden were participating in the search, plus two Danish ships. The cause of the collision is not known.

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