Following the sinking last night of the car carrier Baltic Ace, the bodies of five sailors have been recovered. Six of the crew are missing and presumed dead in the icy waters of the North Sea. The 485-foot long Bahamain-flagged car carrier, Baltic Ace, collided with the container ship Corvus J, on Wednesday night 65 km (40 nautical miles) off the coast of the southern Netherlands. Of the 24 sailors aboard the Baltic Ace, thirteen were rescued, eleven by helicopter and two by ships participating in the rescue. No injuries were reported in twelve crew on the 134-meter (440-foot) long Cypriot flagged, Corvus J, which was seriously damaged but not in danger of sinking. The Baltic Ace is reported to have been carrying 1,400 cars.