January 25, 2005
Ship runs aground on Stert Island sandbank near Burnham

A ship ran aground on a sandbank near Stert Island, opposite Burnham-On-Sea, soon after 11am on Tuesday (January 25).

Walkers along the seafront watched as the ship – measuring approximately 20 metres in length – came to rest on a bank of sand in the shallow channel to the west of Stert, approximately two miles from Burnham.

A Swansea Coastguard spokeswoman said the ship had “slightly misjudged the tide,” and added that the crew had not been in any danger.

It is understood that the ship was laying a new buoy at the time.

The vessel was able to continue on its way later in the afternoon when the incoming tide set it afloat.


Ship runs aground on Burnham Beach

Stert Island Sea Swim

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