One crewmember was
rescued while another one is still missing following the sinking of a barge off
the Dutch coast city of Vlissingen on March 9.
to the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution, the vessel was carrying sand
and was en route from Rotterdam to the Sloehaven port.
vessel started taking on water just before it arrived at the port, it was said.
the accident, one crewmember was rescued while a large-scale search and rescue
operation is yet to locate the second crewmember.
to local media reports, the vessel was beached by the crew to prevent it from
completely sinking. The authorities are now expected to come up with a plan on
how to pump the water out of the tanks and eventually move the vessel to port.