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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

German Ship Sinks

COPENHAGEN,Denmark -- The captain of a German coaster died while his five-man crew survived after his ship collided with a Russian freighter off Denmark and sank, Danish coastguards said.

They said Sunday the German vessel "Lass Sun" hit the "Valentin Pikulye" in the Skagerrak waterway between Denmark and Norway in good visibility late Saturday.

The German crew were picked up by the Russian ship and are recovering in hospital, but the captain went down with his vessel, they said.

The Russian freighter, which was holed in the bow, was allowed to continue it voyage, the coastguards said.