Friday, 29 January 2016

Padstow and Appledore lifeboats attend to broken down cargo ship off Lundy.

The 91m cargo vessel Verity carrying scrap metal suffered serious engine difficulties on Thursday just after 12.30pm.  The AIS track shows how she drifted without power before being towed by the Dutch naval vessle D Ruyter which towed her to a safe anchorage in the lee of Lundy Island. The Padstow and Appledore lifeboats stood by (seen in red), Padstow eventually returning to port...

In the meantime the tug Bremen Fighter based at Holyhead on Anglesey steamed south to tow the stricken vessel to Swansea. Seven crew remain aboard the cargo ship.