Two cargo ships crashed off the coast of Germany, leaving one person dead and four others missing, according to German officials.
It said that two further crew members had been saved. Seven people were all aboard.
According to reports, the Bahamian Polesie and the British-flagged Verity collided on Tuesday morning at approximately 5:00 local time (3:00 GMT).
While the Polesie seems buoyant, it is thought that the Verity has sunk.
The Polesie, which had sailed from Hamburg on its way to La Corua in Spain, collided with the Verity while it was traveling from Bremen in northern Germany to Immingham in the United Kingdom.
Off the coast of Heligoland, a German archipelago that is a part of Schleswig-Holstein, the event took place.
The German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) claimed that two sea rescue cruisers, a German navy helicopter, and a water police boat are all assisting in the search. A nearby cruise ship is also making a contribution.
Volker Wissing, the German Transport Minister, expressed gratitude to the rescue workers and stated that every effort was being made to find the missing persons in a message posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Uncertainty persists over the collision’s origin.