Baltic Ace: Search for crew stopped

The Dutch Coastguard stopped the search for lost crew members from the Baltic Ace, bringing the death toll in this tragedy to eleven sailors. Missing bodies may be trapped in the sunken vessel.

The wreck is only a few meters below the water surface, hence being a danger for all traffic on this busy route (see also our AIS generated maps of Baltic Ace incident and SAR here and here).

Dutch authorities said they will not investigate the incident because it happened in international waters. The expect the flag states of the Baltic Ace and the Corvus J to take action. Dutch vessel ARCA is said to in the area for safeguarding traffic.

Planning for salvage of the wreck has started.

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