Press Notice No: 215-11
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Posted 18:07 GMT
YACHT COLLIDES WITH TANKER OFF ISLE OF WIGHT
At just after twenty past three this afternoon Solent Coastguard were informed by Hamble Rescue that the yacht Atlanta of Chester had collided with the tanker Hanne Knutsen off Egypt Point, Isle of Wight.
Two people were thrown overboard by the collison and the yacht lost its mast and rigging. The RHIB Vigilant took one of the people back to shore for medical attention whilst the Southampton Patrol Boat and Hamble Rescue took the second person to a waiting ambulance at Trinity Pontoon.
The Marine Accident Investigation Branch and the MCA Duty Surveyor have been informed. The tanker continued to its destination at Fawley and the yacht has been towed to the UKSA berths at Cowes.
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Posted By: Maggie Hill
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