Isles of Scilly supply ship all clear to sail

Gry Maritha The vessel provides supplies and fuel to the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly supply ship that hit rocks on its way to St Mary's has been given the all clear to sail.

The Gry Maritha grounded while fully-laden on Crow Rock at 18:15 GMT on Monday night. No-one was hurt.

The alarm was raised by a crewman who called the RNLI and a full investigation has been launched.

The vessel, which sails from Penzance, Cornwall, provides the only method of bulk freight transport from the British mainland to the Isles of Scilly.

It also carries fuel to the islands.

The St Mary's harbour master inspected the vessel but found no visible damage.

The master of the vessel was breathalysed by police but the test was negative.

More on This Story

From other news sites

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cornwall



8 °C 3 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Lotus 97T driven by Elio de AngelisBeen and gone

    A champion F1 designer and other notable losses

  • A poster of Boris Nemtsov at a rally in St Petersburg, Russia, 1 MarchWho killed Nemtsov?

    Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.