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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Z85 Morgenster update

Latest news from a Dutch website at 7:53am today 9 (from a Google translation)


"The search for the missing cutter Z 85 is still plenty going on. It is intended that today also to look for two ships by means of sonar. Urk cutter Belgian flag is probably sunk Wednesday. On board were at that time Jan Kramer (29), Bert Woort (45), Maurice Coussaerd (64) from Belgium and Americo Martins dos Santos (48) from Portugal. 

The cutter disappeared around a quarter to three Wednesday afternoon at sea, about half way between the British Hastings and Boulogne. The ship was then fishing and sea conditions were difficult. After colleagues alarm had beaten and no one managed to get in touch with the Z 85, a search was initiated by the British coastguard. A growing number of cutters searched it. 

In the course of the evening was reported particularly on social media that the ship was found upside down. But that proved incorrect. 

The search was now attended by three lifeboats. In daylight three helicopters  go back in the air. Besides Dutch cutters, Belgians and French do it. There are still new cutters on the way to the English Channel, where the weather is still very impetuous: force 8 with heavy gusts. From the exit is an active emergency team, working with cutter owner Jelle Kramer, father of the missing skipper."