Passenger vessel Lady Helen grounding, Pembrokeshire, UK

May 25, 2013 at 23:00 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

MCA report: At 12.55pm May 25 13 Milford Haven Coastguard received a mayday call from the passenger vessel Lady Helen, with 48 people on board reporting that they had run aground near Skomer Island and were taking in water.

Milford Haven Coastguard contacted other vessels in the area by radio and requested Angle and St Davids RNLI lifeboats to attend and the rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor. The passengers were evacuated to other vessels and have been transferred to shore safely where they were met by Broadhaven and Dale Coastguard Rescue Teams. There were no injuries to passengers or crew.

The casualty vessel Lady Helen was re-floated and pumps have been put aboard to control the ingress of water. The vessel has gone undertow to Martins Haven.  Passenger vessel Lady Helen grounding, Pembrokeshire, UK

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