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Update: Ro-Ro Cargo Ship RESCUED After Grounding on Lighthouse Off Cornwall, England

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Update: Ro-Ro Cargo Ship RESCUED After Grounding on Lighthouse Off Cornwall, England

Mike Schuler
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July 10, 2023

A roll-on/roll-off cargo (Ro-Ro) ship grounded on Wolf Rock Lighthouse off Land’s End in Cornwall, England, before drifting off the rocks and later being brought under tow by a tug.

The vessel is the Maltese-flagged M/V Mazarine, built in 2009, belonging to Luxembourg-based European logistics provider CLdN, according to Equassis data.

The ship reportedly lost power and drifted into the lighthouse during a voyage from Ringaskiddy, Ireland to Zeebrugge, Belgium. Reports indicate there are 25 crew members on board.

RNLI lifeboats from Sennen Cove and Penlee have been dispatched along with an HM Coastguard helicopter and a tug.

“HM Coastguard is coordinating the response after a vessel off the Isles of Scilly reported losing power near Wolf Rock lighthouse,” a HM Coastguard spokesperson said. “The crew on board are reported to be uninjured and safe. A tug has been sent to assist.

“A coastguard helicopter has been sent along with Penlee and Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboats in case the crew needs to be evacuated. A second helicopter is standby in case it is needed.”

It now seems a tug has taken the Mazarine under tow after it drifted off the rocks near the lighthouse.

More reports that the vessel has, in fact, been rescued.

Wolf Rock Lighthouse, built in 1869, is located eight nautical miles off Land’s End and is known for being the first rock lighthouse to have a helideck constructed on top of the lantern housing in 1972, according to Trinity House, which operates it.

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