Makkum Locates Wreck of Fishing Vessel Lummetje With Sonar

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Makkum has located the sunken Urker cutter ‘Lummetje’ with her sonar. The 2 persons on board have not yet been found. Around 5.45 am the coastguard received a notification of the ship’s emergency beacon. The ship was on the North Sea, just off the coast of Texel. The beacon is activated when it comes in contact with water.

Several (rescue) ships and helicopters immediately went looking for the missing fishing vessel UK-165. The weather was bad at that time, with wind force 5-6 and waves of 1.5 to 2 meters in height. As a result, the divers aboard the Makkum could not be deployed.

At the last known location, rescue workers found a raft and lights of life jackets. The people on board were not on the raft.