Investigation as new cargo ship hits rock on its maiden crossing

AN INVESTIGATION is under way after Huelin Renouf’s new £8.8m. cargo ship ran aground off Alderney on its maiden commercial voyage.

AN INVESTIGATION is under way after Huelin Renouf’s new £8.8m. cargo ship ran aground off Alderney on its maiden commercial voyage.

It is still not clear how much damage there is to the ship or how it came to hit the isolated rock.

The incident happened at about 7.15pm on Friday.

The lifeboat was on the scene within 15 minutes and the eight-man crew on the cargo ship were assessed. None was hurt.

Huelin-Renouf Guernsey director Steve Champion-Smith said the company was looking at chartering another vessel while the Dispatch was being repaired.

Comments for: "Investigation as new cargo ship hits rock on its maiden crossing"

conrad

Why do so many ships run aground on there maiden voyage ?

guernseyal

Maybe it's the same as when you get a new car and turn on the wipers instead of the indicators etc.

Ray

Luckily the cargo of red and blue paint didn't

get damaged otherwise they could've been marooned

I'll miss the Dandy

Nathan

That's what happens when you leave captain pug wash in charge.