We’ve received some calls from residents concerned that cargo lost by the ship Mekhanik Yartsev off Worthing on Boxing Day could wash up on our shores.
About 30 boxes of timber are said to have been swept overboard as the ship encountered bad weather in the early hours of December 26.
We are continuing to monitor the debris and are in direct contact with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) who are liaising with all beach authorities in the area on the timber’s current position and future path.
The latest information we have received from the coastguard is that the lost cargo is about 17 miles offshore and heading towards the Isle of Wight.
The MCA now report the vessel is on route to King George V Graving Dock in Southampton Harbour.