A CARGO ship regularly seen at Teignmouth port has sunk following a collision in the North Sea.

MV Verity, a Britsh-flagged ship, was reported to have been involved in an incident off the coast of Germany. 

A body was recovered and two people were rescued after Tuesday’s collision.

A search was being carried out for other people on board the 300ft ship which was recently seen docked in Teignmouth. 

The Verity was heading from Bremen to the English port of Immingham in Lincolnshire at the time of the collision with another container vessel.

The Iona P&O cruise ship, based out of Southampton, was bound for Rotterdam but paused in the vicinity of Verity’s last-known location to join other nearby ships with the rescue effort.

A number of German search and rescue vessels were in the area along with two helicopters.

The other ship involved was the Bahamian-flagged Polesie which was carrying 22 passengers and was travelling from Hamburg to La Coruna in Spain.