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SICIL JAPAN.

SICIL JAPAN.

Wrecked Hell's Mouth Cornwall March 1989.

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Ok, tell us more. What is/was she and what happened??
 

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That bit is in the other photo!
 

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Hi Coastie
The Panamanian motor vessel SECIL JAPAN built 1982, 2,635 grt broke in three after being driven ashore at Hell's Mouth near St Ives on 12th March 1989 RAF and RN helicopters rescued 15 of her crew before the ship broke up in heavy seas. The SECIL JAPAN was on passage from Lisbon to Liverpool with a cargo of timber. I think one crewman was lost.
 

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Correct Paul, one man was lost. Having been lifted clear of the casualty by the helicopter and winched to the door, he made the mistake of reaching out towards the crew whilst still in the strop and slipped out-very sad.
 

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