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ITF Inspectors Follow Up Baltic Ace Loss

ITF Inspectors Follow Up Baltic Ace Loss

The ITF has expressed its extreme concern and sympathy following the sinking of the Bahamas-flagged Baltic Ace in the North Sea, which has resulted in five confirmed deaths with more still missing. The vessel sank following its collision with the Cyprus-flagged Corvus J.

Acting general secretary Stephen Cotton said “This is a very sad loss. The ITF is monitoring the situation and will provide full assistance to crew and families of the deceased.” ITF Inspectors in the Netherlands and Belgium are meeting the surviving crew of the Baltic Ace, which was covered by an ITF agreement, as well as visiting the Corvus J.

Cotton added: “The Dutch coast guard did an excellent job in extremely difficult search conditions, with strong winds and high seas. They are to be congratulated.

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