See the footage of the collision between yacht and tanker at Cowes Week

Saturday 6th August: The opening day of this
year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw a supertanker collide with a racing yacht, that was then dismasted as its spinnaker
sail was snagged by the ship’s anchor.

The Hanne
Knutsen tanker was on its way into Southampton docks when the incident occured. Solent Coastguard was
alerted at 15:20 BST that the yacht Atlanta of Chester had been involved in a collison with the ship.

Two people
were rescued from the sea following the accident. One was taken to hospital and later discharged.

The footage was taken by Tim Addison, who was filming racing for, the website of the Cowes Harbour Commission.

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