On Monday, Humber Coastguard were advised by Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) Humber that the German registered 2,551 ton general cargo vessel ‘Urte’, with a cargo of scrap metal
had gone aground at the entrance to the River Trent
. The vessel, which had eight crew members and a pilot on board, sustained damage to the bow. A tug was on the scene by early Tuesday morning.
The VTS Humber reported the situation had deteriorated, the vessel had taken a sixteen degree list and was taking water over the port quarter. Humber private rescue launched and took all personnel off and landed them at Blacktoft Jetty
on the River Ouse
. Hull Coastguard
was also in attendance. In less than an hour the crew were taken off the vessel for a second time as the water was discovered in the engine room and was rising fast.
The Humber Harbour Master is assessing the situation and a salvage team have been dispatched. Maritime rescue services remain
on scene. The MCA duty
Principal Counter Pollution and Safety Officer (PCPSO) and a Surveyor have been advised of the situation.
Weather conditions on scene wind southwest four, sea slight with a moderate swell.
Humber Coastguard Watch Manager, Steve Kinroy said
“The incident is under the control of the Associated British Ports who are keeping Humber Coastguard informed