Two missing after ships collide south of Sweden: maritime authority
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"Shortly after half past 3 am (0230GMT), we received an alert through our sea and flight rescue central that two freight vessels have collided," Carl-Johan Linde said.
"One of the ships has capsized and is upside down," Linde said, adding that two people from that vessel had ended up in the water as a result of the collision.
Nine boats as well as a rescue helicopter were searching for the missing sailors in the cold water, Linde said.
The ships were sailing under British and Danish flags.
Soren Hoj, manager for the Danish shipping company operating one of the vessels, told AFP that there were two people in the crew and they were believed to be the ones missing.