Cargo ship that left Cork rescued off the coast of the UK
By The Headlines, July 11, 2023 | 07:11 PM
A large cargo ship lost power in the Celtic Sea less than 24 hours after leaving Ringaskiddy, prompting the initiation of a significant rescue mission.
A 31,000-ton ship named the Mazarine got stuck close to Wolf Rock off the southern coast of England. According to reports, the ship's engine suddenly failed, causing it to crash into the rocks and come dangerously close to colliding with the 135-foot-tall lighthouse.
Yesterday morning, the coastguard despatched a helicopter, two RNLI lifeboats, and a second helicopter to the location in case evacuations were necessary.
Fortunately, no injuries were recorded as a result of the incident, and according to CornwallLive, all 22 members of the crew and three passengers were discovered to be in good health.
Additionally, a passenger ship headed for the Isles of Scilly was detoured to the area and put on standby, prepared to assist the grounded ship.
The 195-meter-long cargo ship, which flies the Maltan flag, was constructed in 2009. Before there was an unexpected power outage, it was headed for Zeebrugge in Belgium.
The ship left Ringaskiddy on Sunday night at 20:16.
Emergency workers were able to refloat the ship after a lengthy overnight operation, and it has since been towed to safety.