Sailing ship Down North sank in Baltic sea, 1 died

Sailing ship Down North sank at around 2100 LT May 30 some 20 nm northwest of Swinoujscie, Baltic sea, in the German SAR zone. The ship with 12 people on board left Swinoujscie that day, bound for Polish station Hornsund on Spitsbergen island, which borders borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Greenland Sea. All 12 people went into the life raft and were rescued by German fishing vessel Palucca, which happened to be nearby. Regretfully, one of rescued, 54-year old reporter from Natioanl Geographic, died, maybe from shock. The cause of ship’s sinking yet unknown.

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