60 years ago Hans Hedtoft sank

60 years ago Hans Hedtoft sank

01-02-2019 10:00:00

It is exactly 60 years since the Danish liner MS Hans Hedtoft was shipwrecked south of Kap Farvel. People in both Denmark and Greenland followed the rescue mission. Every hour, people could tune in to their radioes for updates on the rescue mission, which seemed to swerve between hopefulness and doubt. In the end, all that was left was sorrow. Everyone onboard the liner died.

Several months after the shipwreck, a lifebuoy made its way to Iceland as a message from those onboard the ship. The lifebuoy was hung up in the Savior's Church in Qaqortoq as a memorial and meeting place for those who lost love ones.

The picture above, which belongs to M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, shows Hans Hedtoft in Greenland just a few days prior to the accident.

Source and photo: M/S Museet for Søfart
Video: 3F Fagblade

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