Freight News, Sea

Bad start for new Channel Isles ship

[ September 24, 2012   //   ]

Channel Islands shipping company Huelin Renouf’s brand new vessel ran aground on her maiden voyage from Southampton to Jersey and Guernsey, the BBC reported. The £8.8m, 176teu Huelin Renouf Dispatch hit a rock off the coast of Alderney at around 19:00 BST on Friday. A lifeboat was on the scene within 15 minutes with water was coming in at the stern of the stricken 2,500-ton vessel but the crew of eight and cargo were reported to be safe. The leak was contained and the ship was floated off the rock just before 20:00 BST before heading to Falmouth at half-speed, where she is now in dry dock.