We are saddened and concerned to learn of a serious accident Thursday evening between two boats on the waters off the Port of Scheveningen, adjacent to the Race Village.
Credit : P Martinez
No Volvo Ocean Race or team personnel were involved in the collision.
The Mayor of The Hague and local police confirmed at a press conference on Thursday night that the accident has resulted in one fatality. Three people have been taken to hospital, one in critical condition.
We send our condolences to the family and friends of those involved in the accident.
We are in contact with local emergency services and will support the local authorities on site in any way we can.
Because of the accident, the City decided to close the Race Village early on Thursday night and will make appropriate changes to programming for Friday.
From Volvo Ocean Race