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Work to remove sunken vessel off Lowestoft postponed

PUBLISHED: 09:38 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:38 16 November 2017

The equipment, in Lowestoft harbour, has not been able to remove the sunken vessel ‘Ella’. Picture: Mick Howes

The equipment, in Lowestoft harbour, has not been able to remove the sunken vessel ‘Ella’. Picture: Mick Howes

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Adverse weather conditions have halted work to remove the wreck of a boat which sank off Lowestoft during the summer.

MV Ella was under tow from Hartlepool to Rochester when she began to take on water on July 6.

The tow of the unmanned vessel was cut and she sank around three-and-a half nautical miles off the Port of Lowestoft.

Work to lift the wreck from the seabed got under way last week but has now ceased.

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “Changing conditions mean the original method to lift the vessel can’t now be used.

“The salvors have found a different way of lifting it using a large salvage grab which will be transported from the Netherlands and will be submitting their amended plans for moving the wreck to the Salvage Control Unit.”

A temporary exclusion zone of 500m currently surrounds the wreck as it causes a hazard to navigation and danger to shipping.

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