Sinking cargo ship rescued in English Channel
6 December 2015
From the section England
Coastguard helicopters – like the one pictured – were sent to the vessel
A cargo ship is being towed to port after it began taking on water and sinking while under way in the English Channel, the coastguard has said.
The EMS Majestic, which is registered in Antigua and Barbuda, issued a Mayday call from its position in the Dover Strait just after 19:00 GMT on Sunday.
A number of ships in the area responded to the sinking vessel, according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Two of the ship’s crew of seven were airlifted to …read more
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