Woman missing after yacht and dredger collide

A search is underway one mile off of Felixstowe following a collision between a yacht and a dredger.Two RNLI lifeboats and a number of commercial vessels are taking part in the search for the woman who fell from the yacht.

One person from the yacht has also been rescued.

The screenshot below shows the search in progress with dredgers also in the area.

Felixstow Search

Felixstowe Search

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You can see the incident unfold here:


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The yacht does not appear to be equipped with an AIS transponder.

The Dredger involved appears to be Shoreway MMSI 201921000

Shoreway Dredger

Shoreway Dredger – Image © Graham Alton – pinkfroot.com