Sep 11: HELGE salvaged, towed to safety.
Sep 10 0800 UTC UPDATE: HELGE probably sank, AIS off during last 14 hours.
Sep 9 1430 UTC UPDATE: HELGE is still afloat with working AIS, drifting in northern direction, or probably, being under tow. Anyway, the ship doesn’t sink and hopefully, won’t.
General cargo ship HELGE collided with reefer WILD COSMOS at around 0320 UTC Sep 9 in North sea 32 nm NW of Ringkobing, Denmark, while both ships were sailing in the same direction. HELGE was breached and started taking on water, later updates said the ship sank and 7 crew were rescued, but according to track, the ship was still afloat, adrift, as of 0710 UTC, so probably, situation is not as bad as reported by some sources. HELGE is en route from Antwerp to Heroya Norway, WILD COSMOS is en route from Durban ZA to Tallinn Estonia.
General cargo ship HELGE, IMO 9677404, dwt 5000, built 2013, flag Netherlands, manager ERIK THUN AB.
Reefer WILD COSMOS, IMO 9181132, dwt 10097, built 1998, flag Bahamas, manager COOLCARRIERS AB, Sweden.
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