Several missing after ‘British freight ship sinks’ following North Sea crash

One boat, which is still waterborne, was carrying 22 passengers.

Several missing after ‘British freight ship sinks’ following North Sea crash
Aerial view taken on May 11, 2015 shows windmills of the
The shipwreck occurred near the North Sea island of Helgoland, northern Germany (Picture: AFP)

Several people are feared missing after two freighters crashed in the North Sea, maritime emergency officials said today.

The shipwreck occurred after the Polesie and Verity vessels smashed into one another at around 3am (GMT) 12 nautical miles southwest of Heligoland.

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