Two Injured in Explosion on Dredger off Cornish Coast

Illustration; Image Courtesy: HMC Coast Guard

Two people have been injured earlier today in an explosion that occurred on board a dredging vessel some two nautical miles South of Dodman Point, Cornwall.

“Just before 1pm today, UK Coastguard received a call from a dredging vessel reporting that they’d had an explosion on board.  It is believed that a compressed aircylinder exploded and two of the three people on board have been injured in the blast,” UK Coast Guard informed.

As informed, the Newquay Coastguard helicopter and the Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat are currently on scene evacuating the casualties to Derriford Hospital.

A Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliary ship and a Fishery Protection vessel are also said to be on scene assisting.

“This is an ongoing incident and we have no further information at this stage,” the coast guard said.

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