HNLMS Urk Recovers Two Bodies From Shrimp Boat

December 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – Divers from the Royal Dutch Navy have found 2 bodies in the sunken shrimp cutter Lummetje from Urk. The mortal remains have not yet been identified. Probably both fishermen were missing since Thursday after their ship went down.

The Coast Guard immediately launched a search. Also mine hunter HNLMS Makkum participated.

Yesterday the naval ship found the cutter with the help of sonar equipment. The wreck is at a minimum of 12 meters deep at approximately 7 kilometers from Texel. Due to the bad weather it was previously impossible for the divers to reach the wreck. Today I succeeded.

Identification has shown that these are indeed both missing fishermen. This is a 27-year-old and a 41-year-old man from Urk.

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