Rescue mission for cargo ship stranded near Isles of Scilly

Credit: Harry Simons

A vessel has lost power off the Isles of Scilly and boats and a helicopter were deployed to rescue the crew. 

Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said the vessel lost power near Wolf Rock lighthouse. They confirmed the crew of 25 people are reported to be uninjured and safe.

Mounts Bay School, in Penzance, said its students on the Scillonian were “unexpectedly diverted” to Wolf Rock lighthouse, before continuing on their journey.

A tug has now secured a tow, Penlee and Sennen Cove RNLI lifeboats are nearby if needed too. Two Coastguard helicopters were initially sent but have since been stood down.