It is likely that the bill for salvaging the Flinterstar will run into millions of euro. The shipping line is insured for the cost of salvage operation.
In October 2015, the Flinterstar collided with a gas tanker. Twelve crew members abandoned ship, but were able to be rescued. The gas tanker was able to carry on its journey.
The investigation into who was responsible for the accident could go on for years. It is expected that the salvage operation will have been completed before the winter.