Belgian Registered Fishing Vessel Sinks
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Dover Coastguard maritime rescue coordination
center called off the search for the last remaining crew member of the
Belgian registered fishing vessel Noordster Z122.
The fishing vessel overturned eleven nautical miles south of Beachy Head
yesterday evening after the nets became entangled with an
One Belgian crewmember was able to get onto the upturned hull,
where he was eventually spotted by a passing merchant vessel called the
Toledo carrier this morning. He is now
recovering in hospital.
There have been two bodies recovered and the third was seen to sink under
the surface of the sea.
The fisheries protection vessel 'HMS Severn' is presently standing by the
upturned fishing vessel until decisions have been made with regard to the
salvage of the vessel.