‘No Visible Damage’ After Gry Maritha Strikes Crow Rock

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The Islands’ supply boat, the Gry Maritha, has hit Crow Rock  on the way to St Mary’s from Penzance this evening.

No one was injured and the vessel proceeded to berth at St Mary’s Quay.

Steamship Company Marine Superintendent, Kevin Ayres confirmed that the Gry struck the rock while transiting Crow Sound at approximately 6.15pm.

It is thought that the boat collided on the starboard side, midships.

St Mary’s lifeboat crew were called into the lifeboat station and put on stand-by in case they needed to assist. Falmouth Coastguard told us that a crewmember alerted the RNLI volunteers himself and that there wasn’t a 999 call initiated from the Gry.

RNLI Press Officer Steve Watt says that the lifeboat wasn’t launched in the end, but the crew waited on the mooring before being stood down.

St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark went to assess the state of the vessel from the Harbour launch, Pegasus, this evening. Dale tells Radio Scilly that there’s no visible damage to the Gry but there will be an inspection by divers tomorrow.

The master of the vessel was breathalysed by Police, which is a formality. The breath reading was negative.

A full investigation into the incident has been launched and the company are working closely with other authorities.

Kevin says there has been no pollution and the company are planning to unload freight as normal. They will advise people in due course of any changes to the vessel’s schedule.

10 Responses to ‘No Visible Damage’ After Gry Maritha Strikes Crow Rock

  1. Ally G January 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    You need a capital F for Flower, Cassie.

    • Cassie January 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

      No I don’t! She/he didn’t use one herself!! Ha ha. Hope you are all OK over there in this awful weather.

  2. Yet another islander January 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Au contraire Peter, I think that Flower has come up with a brilliant solution to an age old navigational problem.

  3. Frabk Davis January 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Should have gone to specsavers

  4. Rachael December 31, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Good to know none of the crew are injured. We are so dependent on the Gry and her crew, keeping us in essential supplies as well as luxuries. Thank you all for what you do for us, here, all year round. Rx

  5. flower December 31, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Yeah, good idea John. In fact lets blow up all rocks and hazards between the mainland and the Scilly isles. Why don’t you start a petition to remove all hazardous rocks worldwide? I nominate the continental USA which has a long and dangerous coastline especially at night. When you are wording the petition please do check your grammar and try not to use exclamation marks when you really ought to be using a question mark.

    • Grammar Boy January 1, 2014 at 1:24 pm


      We’re a bit tetchy are we?

    • Peter Corbett January 1, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      What a childish comment, Flower.

    • Cassie January 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      You need an apostrophe in let’s, flower. Short for let us if you’re being picky. How pathetic.

  6. John Ceallaigh December 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Wouldn’t it be simpler to blow up Crow and remove the hazard!