Two men injured as ships collide in the River Nene at Sutton Bridge

Lady Nora

Lady Nora - Credit: Archant

Two men were injured when a large ship that had been in Wisbech docks collided with two other crafts in the River Nene as it reached Sutton Bridge.

The incident happened north of the Cross Keys Bridge on Tuesday.

The ship, the Lady Nora, collided with two of Fenland District Council's craft and pontoons.

A Fenland District Council spokesman said; 'Two of the council's marine staff were slightly injured. One was taken to hospital, where he was checked and discharged last night.

'The other saw his GP for a check-up this morning. Both men have been told to rest for a few days.

'The pontoons are Fenland District Council's own moorings. Public moorings are unaffected.'

There were no civilian casualties or environmental damage, he added.

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Police attended the scene and the Marine Coastguard Authority (MCA) and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) have been informed.

They will liaise with the Harbour Authority over the incident and any follow-up investigation, as is normal practice in such circumstances.

The spokesman said: 'The ship continued on its passage last night en route to its next port in the Netherlands. On arrival there she will be inspected by the Netherlands authorities.'

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