Sunday, 27 November 2011

Coaster "MV Swanland" sinks off North Wales

A regular visitor to Merseyside, the coaster Swanland has sunk off the north Wales coast at 02.00hrs last night, only one crew member out of 6 has been confirmed as rescued..

Having loaded her cargo of limestone at the Raynes jetty she was bound for Cowes when the crew reported a cracked hull and taking on water in the mayday.

Thoughts with the crew, families and those involved in the search

Commercial tanker Keewhit is helping in the search..
Keewhits current posistion

bbc wales report

Name: Swanland
MMSI: 518333000 [CK]
IMO: 7607431
Callsign: E5U2283
Speed/Dir: 7.3 kts / 287° WNW
Status: Underway
Dest: Cowes
ETA: Nov28 20:00
Type: Cargo (70)
Details: General Cargo Ship
Size: 81m x 14m x 5.4m
Tonnage: 1978gt, 3150dwt
Built: Mar 1977


Swanland on the river mersey in 2008 in her old colours







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