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Cargo ship in incident on the River Nene

An incident involving an outgoing ship from Wisbech occurred last night (February 23) in the River Nene, north of the Cross Keys Bridge at Sutton Bridge.


The large cargo vessel, the Lady Nora, collided with two of Fenland District Council's craft and pontoons.

Two of the council's marine staff were slightly injured. One was taken to hospital, where he was checked and discharged last night. The other saw his GP for a check-up this morning. Both men have been told to rest for a few days.

The pontoons are Fenland District Council's own moorings. Public moorings are unaffected.

There were no civilian casualties or environmental damage.

Police attended the scene last night and the Marine Coastguard Authority (MCA) and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have been informed. They will liaise with the Harbour Authority over the incident and any follow-up investigation, as is normal practice in such circumstances.

The ship continued on its passage last night en route to its next port in the Netherlands. On arrival there she will be inspected by the Netherlands authorities.

Article added on February 24, 2016