In the statement made by the German Maritime Emergency Centre Command, it was stated that the cargo ships named "Polesie" and "Verity" collided at 05.00 local time, 22 kilometers southwest of Helgoland Island and 31 kilometers northeast of Langeoog Island.
In the statement, it was stated that it was assumed that the Verity ship sank as a result of the collision, and it was shared that many people were missing and many ships and a helicopter participated in the search operations.
In the statement, it was stated that one person was rescued from the sea, and it was noted that a D0228 type sensor aircraft was reconnaissance over the region to obtain more information about the incident.
In the statement, it was stated that the Polesie ship with 22 personnel was floating.
According to the Bild newspaper, the UK-flagged "Verity" freighter was traveling from Bremen, Germany, to Immingham, England, and the Bahamas-flagged "Polesie" was on its way from Hamburg to La Coruna, Spain.
The North Sea is an Atlantic Ocean sea between Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.