Possible minor allision causes fishing vessel foundering

At about 0530 on 21 September 2021, the German-flagged fishing vessel Ramona set sail from Cuxhaven for the Heligoland Bight. There were five people on board: two crew members and three scientists from the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries Bremerhaven. Since the swell was continuously increasing, everyone on board decided to sail back so as to make further hauls3 in calmer waters for scientific evaluation. At about 0900, the skipper noticed that planks in the fore section were coming loose and the vessel was making water. >click to read< 08:31

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