Abandoned Vessel Found In English Channel

Marine section officers of Dorset Police are appealing for information after a 60 foot vessel was found adrift and apparently abandoned 30 miles off the Isle of Wight in the English Channel.

The 60 foot vessel, the Ditte Calpam, was found by a Poole fisherman on Wednesday 21 January 2009 and he towed the vessel back to his home port of Poole where it is being examined by police today, Friday 23 January 2009.

Police Constable Richie White of Dorset Police’s marine section, said: "We believe that the vessel had been under tow and it’s possible that it may have broken free of the towing vessel during the recent stormy weather.

"We’d like to hear from anyone who has any information about the vessel or its owners – and from anyone with any information about its recent use. I’d urge anyone who can help us to solve this mystery to contact the police."

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Date Added - 24-Jan-2009

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