MCA Reports Fatal Accident

Friday, August 23, 2002
On August 22, the Falmouth Coastguard received a call on channel 16 from a United Kingdom registered cable ship, Wave Sentinel, requesting medical assistance for a member of the crew in the engine room. The ship was approximately 12 miles off Lands End, Cornwall in the traffic separation scheme. Falmouth Coastguard scrambled a rescue helicopter to the scene with a doctor on board. Falmouth Coastguard Watch Manager, Simon Rabett said: “The doctor and winchman were lowered on to the vessel ‘Wave Sentinel’, and while the casualty was being prepared for a medical evacuation to Treliske Hospital in Truro, he was pronounced dead by the doctor.”

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