Monday, February 26, 2007
Eight seamen were lifted to safety by Polish maritime rescue services from their Norwegian-registered ship the Ocean Caroline which began to sink some 50 nautical miles off Poland's Baltic Sea coast, the PAP news agency reported.
Ocean CarolineThree crew members, including the captain, remained on the ship, the 'Ocean Caroline.' Several rescue ships near the stricken vessel were prepared to rescue the remaining crew members at any moment. Polish rescue services said the ship began sinking after a crack appeared in its hull.