Saturday, December 30, 2006

Crew Escape After Ship Collision

A crew of five fishermen have escaped unharmed after their trawler was hit by a Chinese container ship travelling just north of Alderney. The Cherbourg-based Princess Laurie was struck four times by the 740 ft (225m) container ship near the Casquets.Fishermen are now being warned of the dangers of the English Channel. Less than a year ago, five French fishermen died when their vessel was run down by a huge container ship. The Casquets are a group of rocks 13km northwest of Alderney and are part of an underwater sandstone ridge.

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