Dutch freighter sinks after crash off Belgian coast, no fatalities

October 6, 2015 5:15 AM

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AMSTERDAM A small Dutch freight ship sank early Tuesday morning after colliding with a tanker in the North Sea off the Belgian coast, the Netherlands' coast guard said. All aboard were saved.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Vanessa Strijbosch said 11 of the 12 crew of the Dutch freighter Flinterstar were rescued from frigid North Sea waters, and one was being treated for hypothermia.

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