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Coastguard: Most crew rescued from stricken ship

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has told ITV Meridian that most of the crew on board a cargo vessel called the Hoegh Osaka that ran aground in the Solent have now been safely rescued.

A statement from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "The coastguard helicopter from Lee on Solent is currently airlifting 25 crew from a car carrier which has grounded on the Bramble Bank, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

"Southampton VTS is sending tugs to the scene to assist with the vessel which is listing to one side."

Cargo ship runs aground off the Isle of Wight

A rescue operation is under way after a cargo ship ran aground in the Solent Credit: RNLI/Damian Lester

A rescue operation is under way after a cargo ship ran aground in the Solent off the Isle of Wight.

The RNLI said the ship’s crew are being rescued from the water and from on board the stricken vessel, which is at a list of 45 degrees.

Four RNLI lifeboats are in attendance alongside the Solent coastguard helicopter which is airlifting 25 crew members including one person who suffered injuries when the ship ran aground.

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Man arrested on suspicion of child abduction

A 33 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction Credit: ITV News

Hampshire Police say a 33 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction in connection with a teenager who went missing from Southampton.

The 15 year-old was found safe and well on the Isle of Wight yesterday night.

Southampton teen believed still missing with 33-year-old

A 15-year-old schoolgirl is still missing two days after she was last seen with a man more than twice her age.

Rebecca Mclean, left, is believed to be missing with Michael Britten, right. Credit: Police

Police have said they are "growing concerned" for the welfare of Rebecca McLean, from Southampton, Hampshire.

The teenager is believed to have travelled to the Isle of Wight with 33-year-old Michael Britten, also from Southampton.

They were last seen together in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on Saturday morning.

Hampshire Police have appealed for public help.


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Missing girl last seen in IOW with 33-year-old man

Police are asking for the public's help to trace Rebecca McLean Credit: Hants Police

A police search is underway after a 15-year-old girl has gone missing from Southampton.

A photo has been released of Rebecca McLean , who is believed to be on the Isle of Wight with 33-year-old Michael Britten - also from Southampton.

Michael Britten was last seen with Rebecca on Saturday morning Credit: Hants Police

The pair were last seen together in Ryde, Isle of Wight, yesterday morning and police are growing concerned for their welfare.

Anyone with any information, or who has seen Rebecca or Michael, is asked to contact Southampton police.

Delay warnings after car deck ferry collapse

Portsmouth police have warned of delays for people hoping to travel to the Isle of Wight after a car deck collapsed on a ferry.

A spokesman said on Twitter: "Just liaised with Wightlinkferry (our side), there are delays for those wanting to travel tonight to the IOW due to the earlier incident."

Four injured after car deck collapses on ferry

A car deck fully loaded with vehicles has collapsed on a ferry on the Isle of Wight.

Four people have been taken to hospital after the incident at Wightlink's Fishbourne terminal, although none are believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

Paramedics, police and fire crews were called to the scene shortly before 10.30pm yesterday.

A photo obtained by OnTheWight news service showed a number of cars facing downwards on the collapsed deck.

The injured passengers were treated at St Mary's Hospital for a variety of injuries, but all were conscious and breathing, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service said.

"It is very fortunate that it was only four people injured, all things considered," a spokesman added.

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