THE WARNOW | THE LIGHTSEEKERS
The Warnow left Schiedam's Voorhaven on March 17, 2013 with eight musicians. Shortly after crossing to England, the ship got into trouble during a storm off the English coast near Whitby. Lifeboats towed the ship to Middlesbrough, an action in which one lifeboat suffered significant damage. The Warnow remained there for two weeks. The crew was able to catch their breath, renovate the ship and earn some extra money by making music in pubs. After a refurbishment, the ship leaves for Scotland two weeks later. Five crew members disembarked at Stonehaven. The three others set sail for Norway on April 15 to see the Northern Lights, navigating on an iPhone onto which a map of Norwegian waters was downloaded two days after departure. That is also the last traceable trace of the ship. The Warnow has not been heard from since April 17.
Daniel Blokker was personal friends with some of the passengers. He was touched by the fact that three of them found their sailor's grave at the bottom of the North Sea and, together with Jeroen Wessels, wrote THE LIGHTSEEKERS, a personal story that runs parallel to the creation of the book The Warnow.