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Freightship Crashes Into Boats In Penzance Harbour Collision

12th September 2017
The freightship Mali Rose operated by the Isles of Scilly Steamship is moored after it collided with other boats in Penzance harbour The freightship Mali Rose operated by the Isles of Scilly Steamship is moored after it collided with other boats in Penzance harbour Photo: Image: Colin Nutt

#ports&shipping - An investigation has begun into how a new freightship introduced last month for the Isles of Scilly, crashed into boats moored in Penzance harbour.

According to CornwallLive, the 842-ton ship collided with a yacht and trawler in the enclosed harbour area on Saturday evening.

No one was injured in the collision and the full extent of the damage is still being assessed. The company which runs the ship said it had launched a full investigation.

Last month, the Norwegian-built Mali Rose replaced the veteran ship Gry Maritha, which had run between Penzance and the islands for 27 years. The Mali Rose is larger than the Gry Maritha, at 50 metres by 10 metres, and the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group said at the time that part of the crew's training involved handling the larger ship.

A spokeswoman for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group confirmed that the ship was involved in the incident.

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