Two Boats Collide in Dubrovnik Waters: Two Dead, Five Missing

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A tragedy at sea near Dubrovnik on April 25, 2017.

Two people were rescued from Dubrovnik’s waters where the official Port Authority’s ship tragically hit an inflatable boat carrying nine Croatian passengers in Koločep bay on Tuesday night at 21:20., April the 25th. 2017.

The maritime accident occurred at a time when the official Port Authority’s ship was engaged in an emergency medical transport operation to the island of Mljet.

Two people with minor injuries have been rescued from the sea, while two people were unfortunately found dead. An intense search for the other five missing passengers continues with the help of the medical team, the official police ship and the ferry boat Hanibal Lucić.

The passengers worked at the BOWA restaurant on Šipan island and were coming back to the mainland, more precisely to Brsečine village just north of Dubrovnik.

According to the coastguard captain, the inflatable boat was not equipped with navigation lights.



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