Cargo ship 'collides with Royal Navy vessel'

‘Danish chemical tanker’ collides with Ministry of Defence vessel off coast of Falmouth in Cornwall

  • A cargo ship hit a Ministry of Defence vessel in Cornwall this morning
  • Police said a cargo ship crashed into a Royal Navy vessel and ‘ran well aground’
  • The vessels have been identified as the ‘Smit Yare’ and a chemical tanker

A cargo ship hit a Ministry of Defence vessel in Cornwall this morning.

Officers were called to Falmouth at around 8am where a cargo ship crashed into a Royal Navy vessel, police say. 

Navy campaign group NavyLookout identified the boat as the ‘Smit Yare’ – a range safety and training vessel run by Smit International, under contract with MoD. 

There are no injuries reported so far following the incident at County Wharf, Falmouth docks

NavyLookout claim the cargo vessel was Danish chemical tanker ‘MV Else Marie Theresa’.

Police say the vessel has ‘ran well aground’. 

Navy campaign group NavyLookout identified the boat as the ‘Smit Yare’ – a range safety and training vessel run by Smit International, under contract with MoD (file image)

A Devon & Cornwall Police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Police were called to County Wharf, Falmouth docks, at around 8am this morning with a report that a ship had run aground. 

‘No injuries have been reported. 

‘A cargo ship crashed into a Royal Navy vessel and ran well aground. 

‘Police have been at the scene this morning carrying out enquiries.’

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