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Belgium investigates fatal zeilongeluk for coast Ostend

Belgium investigates fatal zeilongeluk for coast Ostend

The Belgian authorities set up an investigation in to the accident with the Dutch sailing yacht Capella. That capsized Saturday off the coast of Ostend after its keel had lost.

Two passengers of 70 and 79 years old from Breskens, died and an 18-year-old man from Terneuzen is still missing.

The federal authority for the investigation of ship accidents (FOSO), research continues to run, said state secretary Philippe De Backer (North sea) Tuesday in the Belgian parliament. The research should bring to light exactly what happened. The recommendations may be used for the adaptation of the rules for the pleasure.

“I regret strongly what happened Saturday happened, and empathize with the family and friends of the victims,” says De Backer. “The sea remains a treacherous, even for the most experienced sailors.”

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Two dead due to accident with sailing yacht for the coast, Belgium

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The ship participated in a sailing competition. The wreck has been salvaged and is to Ostend dragged on for research.

Dutch capsized yacht at Ostend, salvaged

The Dutch sailing yacht Capella capsized 1 June off the coast of Ostend after its keel had lost.
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Two passengers of 70 and 79 years old from Breskens, died and an 18-year-old man from Terneuzen is still missing.
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The ship participated in a sailing competition. The wreck has been salvaged and is to Ostend dragged on for research.
© ANP

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