Explosion on Dredger Off Cornish Coast, Two Injured

Image source: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

UK Coastguard is currently responding to reports of a vessel explosion 2nm South of Dodman Point, Cornwall.

Just before 1pm today, UK Coastguard received a call from a dredging vessel reporting that they’d had an explosion on board.

“It is believed that a compressed aircylinder exploded and two of the three people on board have been injured in the blast,” UK Coastguard said in its announcement.

The Newquay Coastguard helicopter and the Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat are currently on scene evacuating the casualties to Derriford Hospital.

A Royal Navy Fleet Auxiliary ship and a Fishery Protection vessel are also on scene assisting.

More info will follow soon.

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