Dutch coaster sinks off Denmark, no injuries reported

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Dutch coaster sank in the North Sea off western Denmark after colliding with another vessel early Friday. The Danish navy said seven crew members from the Helge who jumped overboard were rescued by helicopter and no injuries were reported.

Details were sketchy on the collision between the 89-meter (292-foot) long Helge and the larger Bahamian-flagged Wild Cosmos, which happened about 37 kilometers (23 miles) off Ringkjoebing on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula. vague. The Danish Navy said it had sent several ships and two helicopters to the site and the rescued crew members were airlifted to a hospital in Esbjerg, western Denmark, for a medical examination.

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There have been no reports of major damage or casualties on the Wild Cosmos.


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