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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Scalloper, Le Men Dhu runs aground off Padstow

The 15m scalloper Le Men Dhu ran aground just after 06:00 this morning at the mouth of the river Camel...

Photo courtesy of Cornwall Live

as she headed for Padstow.  The scalloper left Padstow around 04:30 yesterday to fish around 10 miles off the coast...

the chart shows just how narrow the channel is even at high water along with the need to cross the notorious 'Doom Bar' when there is any weather.  The boat is expected to be boarded by her crew and floated off the reef at high water this evening around 18:00.