Collision off Skagen
The 3500 dwt freighter Frank W collided with the fishing vessel Lilly – E2 off Skagen, Denmark. The Lilly’s crew of 2 contacted the rescue center stating the vessel was taking on water. The center deployed two vessels with pumps. The rough seas in the area slowed the rescue vessels. Luckily, the pilot boat from Skagen happen to be in the area. The pilot boat reached the Lilly and safely evacuated the Lilly crew. The Lilly sank soon after. The Frank W bound for Halmstad from Ijmuiden continued on to Halmsted to be inspected. The Denmark Maritime Authority is investigating the incident. No reports of injuries. Details on pollution from the sunken Lilly has not been released.