Rescue operation of missing inland vessel Vlissingen terminated

The rescue operation of the missing passenger of the Saturday sunken inland vessel at Vlissingen has ended and is now a salvage operation. The man has probably drowned. That is what a Rijkswaterstaat spokesperson said to NU.nl on Sunday.


The rescue operation of the missing passenger of the Saturday sunken inland vessel at Vlissingen has ended and is now a salvage operation. The man has probably drowned. That is what a Rijkswaterstaat spokesperson said to NU.nl on Sunday.

The police and the Coast Guard searched until the dark with a helicopter and lifeboats from the Royal Dutch Rescue Company (KNRM) to the missing man.

At 22:00 a diver searched in and around the sunken ship, but the missing crew was not found.

According to the security region, two people were on board the inland vessel. One of them, the 39-year-old owner of the ship from Rilland, was rescued from the water by a rescue boat. He was brought to hospital in Goes with subcooling symptoms but was allowed to return home after treatment.

A second crew member is therefore still missing. He is probably an employee of the ship, coming from abroad.

Ship transported sand

The inland vessel transported sand and feed from Hansweert to Vlissingen. It had watered Saturday afternoon in the mouth of the Sloehaven and then completely sunk.

The ship is not in the navigation channel. In connection with the operation Saturday night, the shipping traffic was halted for a while.

What made the ship water is not yet known. This is being investigated by Rijkswaterstaat.

ref: nunl

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