Trawler sunk by bad weather
The sinking of the "Morgenster" in January was not the result of a collision, but of the heavy weather conditions, reported the Secretary for the Northsea, Bart Tommelein, on Sep 17. Two months after the sinking an anonymous mail had emerged and claimed the Trawler was run over by the "Marselisborg" which was then investigated three days at an English shipyard. The investigation has definitively ruled out a collision as a cause of the sinking. The prosecutor closed the case.
Radar images do not show other ships in vicinity of trawler before sinking
The "Morgenster" has likely not been hit when it sank on Jan 28. The parquet of West Flanders, Bruges section, confirmed the information based on radar Images on May 22. The Prosecutor's office was still awaiting the report of an expert. A storm was apparently the cause of the sinking. In March, an anonymous email indicated that the Trawler was struck by the "Marselisborg". Radar images showed, however, that there was no other ship in the vicinity of the trawler at the time of the sinking.
Another series of dives considered
In the run of investigations by the Belgian Transport Ministry regarding the sinking of the "Morgenster" a second series of dives to the wreck was being considered . During the first dives, the focus was on finding the bodies and not on finding the cause of the sinking. The wreckwas unlikely to be salvaged because the British Coast Guard and the insurer found it not necessary.Upload News