According to International news, a rescue operation was under way after a Ro-Ro cargo vessel blacked out and ran aground off the coast of England.
n particular, the vessel was the Maltese-flagged M/V Mazarine, built in 2009, belonging to Luxembourg-based European logistics provider CLdN.
The Mazarine, a Ro-Ro registered in Malta was traveling from Ringaskiddy, Ireland, where it had departed yesterday, bound for Zeebrugge, Belgium when the vessel reported losing power and drifting near the entrance to the English Channel on 10th July.
As explained, the coastguard sent a helicopter and the initial assessment was that the 22 crewmembers and three passengers should remain aboard the vessel.
As informed, with the winds blowing at Force 6, the ship continued to drift grounding on the rocks around the 135-foot tall lighthouse. It is unclear if it made contact with the lighthouse, which was unoccupied at the time.
The vessel, which is operated by CLdN, reportedly breached two ballast tanks and was taking on water after grounding. The operator said that the crew had been able to contain the water ingress.