Instruct Us
Date 24 October 2023
Year of Build 2001
Casualty type Collision
Vessel Type General Cargo - VT GGC

* It is widely reported that general cargo ship, VERITY was in collision with bulk carrier POLESIE in a position approximately 14 nautical miles southwest of Heligoland Island, Germany on 24 October 2023.

* POLESIE is a bulk carrier with a capacity of up to 49,032 cubic metres of bulk cargo and was en route from Hamburg, Germany to La Coruna, Spain at the time of the collision.

* It is reported that VERITY sank in a depth of water of approximately 30 metres whilst POLESIE sustained only minor damage as a result of the collision and later moved to Cuxhaven, Germany under its own power.

* Two crew members were rescued from the VERITY. Various Search and Rescue vessels and commercial vessels assisted with a search for the wreck of VERITY and any survivors.. Sadly, it has been confirmed that one crew member has died and it is reported that the search for a further four crew members reported to be missing has now been called off.

* It is possible that Recovery issues may arise as a result of this incident. We therefore recommend that you contact us urgently if you are concerned with any cargo on board VERITY so that we can immediately start taking steps to protect your interests.