Annonce
Annonce
Annonce
News in english

Royal yacht and fighters searching Kattegat

Air space in the Kattegat temporarily closed

Gem til liste

A major air and sea search is currently under way in the Kattegat to try and find two 18-year-olds who are believed to have sailed into the waterway on Monday evening and who have not been seen since.

Admiral Fleet Denmark (SOK) has closed the airspace in the area due to the large number of search aircraft.

“We closed the airspace in the area of the search about an hour ago as we have so many search aircraft in the area,” Capt. Jesper Rasmussen, press officer at SOK said just after noon.

The area of the search is around Juelsminde, Æbelø and Samsø.

“Our patrol vessels Freja and Nymfen ave been deployed. The Royal Yacht Dannebrog is also taking part as well as rescue helicopters from Skrydstrup, Aalborg and Roskilde as well as a Challenger aircraft and an F-16,” Rasmussen said, adding that many other vessels, aircraft and authorities were also taking part in the search.

The two young men are believed to have sailed into windy weather with choppy seas on Monday evening in a small black rubber dinghy.

“The weather has not been good. It’s been windy and we believe they sailed out in a two to three metre black rubber dinghy,” Rasmusen says, adding the size of the dinghy makes searches difficult as it is a small craft and difficult to see in the dark.

“If you are unlucky, it can capsize,” he says. It is not clear whether the two were wearing life jackets.

FACEBOOK – Follow Politiken’s News in English

PolitikenPlus
  • Spansk Vinfestival Den spanske vinfestival er en unik chance for at smage på over 200 vine fra Spanien og prøve alt fra det nyeste og vildeste til det mest traditionsrige.

    Pluspris fra 125 kr. Alm. pris fra 150 kr. Køb
  • Vugge til dukker Farvestrålende vugge til dukken. Sengen passer til dukker helt op til 40 cm., og leveres med dyne og pude. Vuggen er lavet af gode materialer og malet med slidstærk og giftfri maling.

    Pluspris 339 kr. Alm. pris 400 kr. Køb
  • Cykelløb 1937 Rundt og rundt og rundt cyklede de! Billedet af de tre ryttere i foroverbøjet fart er taget af en af Politikens helt store fotografer, Holger Damgaard.

    Pluspris 1.100 kr. Alm. pris 1.265 kr. Køb
  • Avisholder Få styr på aviserne med en we avisholder. Holderen er lavet i pulverlakeret stål, og måler 29 x 42 x 31 cm., så en Politiken passer perfekt i.

    Pluspris 339 kr. Alm. pris 400 kr. Køb
  • Ur, unisex *Bulbul er navnet på en fugl, en lille fugl med hanekam og et oppustet ego. På samme tid er det også navnet på nattergalen i persisk og indisk poesi.

    Pluspris 2.125 kr. Alm. pris 2.500 kr. Køb