Mali Rose Involved In Incident With Two Other Vessels

The Mali Rose, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's new freight vessel departing Penzance Harbour earlier on in the year. 

The Mali Rose, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's new freight vessel departing Penzance Harbour earlier on in the year. 

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's new freight vessel the Mali Rose was involved in an incident involving two other vessels in Penzance Harbour over the weekend.

A spokesman for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group said: "The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's freight vessel, the Mali Rose, was involved in a minor incident on Saturday 9th September at 18:25 when entering Penzance Harbour."

"It has been confirmed that no-one was hurt. At this stage, it is thought that the ship collided with a trawler and small yacht within the wet dock area of the harbour."

"The extent of the damage is in the process of being evaluated and the Company’s marine team has commenced a full investigation of the incident."

Following on the the incident the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company published an update on their website stating their would be no sailing on Monday September 11th whilst their freight ship systems and processes were reviewed.

They hope to carry as much freight as possible on the Scillonian III today in order to minimise any disruption to customers. Weather conditions over the coming days may also have an impact on the scheduling of operations. They will provide further updates at the earliest opportunity.

The company would like to take this opportunity to thank islanders for their understanding and it is doing everything it can to resume normal services as soon as possible.

For all freight queries please direct your enquiries to: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 or Penzance Freight Office: 01736 334249. 

Radio Scilly asked if the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company wished to comment further or speak to us about the incident. We were told nobody was available to comment further. 

You can find the most recent travel updates from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company on their travel update feed on twitter @IOSTravelupdate and online at www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/travel-updates

We'll have more on this story as soon as it is available. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Harbour Master Dale Clark had be more information for us on this week's Harbour Report with regards to the transportation of freight to the islands. Have a listen below...