MV Emsstrom Tugboat Sinks Off Torquay, UK

The towed vessel MV Emsstrom, an ex-German Naval training ship, which had been listing too heavily for salvors to get onboard sank on Monday, January 14, approximately 2.5 nautical miles east by north from Hopes Nose, Torquay in 23 metres of water.

The sunken vessel collided with another tug boat, Christos XXII, the day before, when it got damaged.

It has been reported that MV Emsstrom tug is empty and is not a pollution risk.

At a meeting yesterday afternoon chaired by Hugh Shaw, Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, some decisions were made concerning the future plans regarding the sunken wreck MV Emsstrom.

Hugh Shaw said: “At the meeting yesterday afternoon, we made some decisions to enable us to move forward with all interested parties in regards to the wreck. There are many interested parties and further assessments and inspections will have to take place before any final decisions are taken.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Her Majesty’s Coastguard, the Royal Navy, the RNLI, Maritime and Towage Services Torbay, Torbay Council and Harbour Authorities for the professional manner in which this incident was swiftly dealt with.”

Captain Paul Labistour, Harbour Master Torbay Council said: “We had a very positive meeting yesterday, and all relevant stakeholders have worked well together towards a positive outcome. There is a temporary exclusion zone of 500m around the wreck. Trinity House vessels MV Alert and MV Patricia have commenced survey and bouyage operations.”

Related news:

Royal Navy Prevents Tug from Sinking in English Channel

 

World Maritime News Staff, January 16, 2013; Image: Royal Navy

 

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

INMEX SMM India 2017

Combining the forces of Maritime industry’s two biggest events, the unified edition of INMEX SMM India brought together the most exclusive…

read more >

LIQUEFACTION OF BULK CARGOES SEMINAR

GET TO GRIPS WITH:
– Mechanisms behind liquefaction
– Guidelines and regulations for bulk cargoes prone to liquefaction…

read more >

Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East

The largest event for offshore marine and workboat sectors in the region, Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East will, once again, serve as a meeting point for international industry professionals to come together and do business. Our 2017 show promises a wealth of networking opportunities, high-level discussions in our conferences on important industry trends, […]

read more >

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017

The Future-Ready Shipping Conference 2017 – the joint Singapore-IMO International Conference on Maritime Technology Transfer and Capacity-Building…

read more >