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Report - Wreck of the RMS Mulheim off Lands End

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by UrbanWarrior, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. UrbanWarrior

    UrbanWarrior 28DL Full Member
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    The `RMS Mulheim` ran ashore at Castle Zawn, between Sennen Cove and Land`s End, at appx 0430 on Saturday 22nd March 2003.
    Sennen Cove Lifeboat and Land`s End Coastguard Cliff Team were quickly on the scene ; with the crew being airlifted to safety by a rescue helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station, Culdrose.The ensuing salvage operation has attracted national media coverage - with particular interest in the recovery of the ship`s cargo of plastic scrap. The image below is one i found on the net before she broke up on the rocks.


    On the 24 March 2003 she was determined to be a total loss the removal of pollutants was initiated. RMS Mulheim was carrying 2,000 tons of bulk crushed plastic scrap at the time of her loss. Only a small amount of diesel fuel oil has been detected leaking from the wreck



    Bit of a climb down to the wreck.


    what is left of the wreck slopes to one side





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