Hopper sinking after collision with freighter, 2 missing, Baltic sea UPDATE

Dec 13 1440 UTC UPDATE: Capsized KARIN HOEJ is under tow, salvors are trying to tow the hull to shallows, to avoid sinking. 2 missing crew are not found yet.

General cargo ship SCOT CARRIER and motor hopper KARIN HOEJ collided in Baltic sea some 20 nm SE of Ystad Sweden, at around 0230 UTC Dec 13, both proceeding in the same southwest direction. KARIN HOEJ reportedly, capsized and is sinking or already sank, 2 of crew said to be missing. Last KARIN HOEJ AIS position dated roughly 0230 UTC. SCOT CARRIER is en route from Latvia to UK. SAR is obviously, under way.
General cargo ship SCOT CARRIER, IMO 9841782, dwt 4789, built 2018, flag UK, manager INTRADA SHIPS MANAGEMENT LTD.
Motor hopper KARIN HOEJ, IMO 8685844, dwt 492, built 1977, flag Denmark, manager HOJ AS.

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