Impaled French trawler the Scuderia finally re-floated near Lizard Point
A French trawler that has been impaled on rocks near Lizard Point since last Wednesday has finally been re-floated.
Multiple attempts were made to shift the Scuderia since it ran aground at Lankidden Cove, between Cadgwith and Coverack last week.Half of the vessel's 20 tonnes of fuel were said to have leaked in to the sea after its first day but attempts to remove it preventing further pollution were scuppered by low tide levels.
It was finally moved by salvage experts at 3pm yesterday, slightly ahead of high tide, and is on its way to Falmouth Harbour.
A spokesman for Falmouth Coastguard said it was possibly going to arrive there this evening.
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He said: “What happens to it is the owner’s decision now.
“There is no pollution coming from the vessel or pollution risk.”
One of the Scuderia's five fuel tanks was ruptured when it ran aground last week causing it to leakdiesel into the pristine marine environment.
As a result, a series of booms were placed around the vessel and the MCA said at the weekend that thiswork had been successful.
The organisation's spokesman confirmed that there had been no further tell-tale sheen observed on the surface of the water.
But he said that the remaining oil had proved difficult to remove and the ship was difficult to access.