Dutch inland cargo ship sank, 1 missing

Inland cargo CARDIUM sank on Western Scheldt neat Vlissingen in the afternoon Mar 9, being en route to Vlissingen with cargo of sand and 2 crew on board. Reportedly, there was massive water ingress when the ship sailed into the open, and was caught in heavy seas. One crew was rescued and hospitalized with hypothermia, another is missing, large-scale SAR is under way.
Inland cargo ship CARDIUM, MMSI 244670086, length 110 meters, flag Netherlands.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.