British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

News

2006-09-21 12:23:40

Humpback whale at River Humber

BDMLR medics are on the scene at the King George Dock in the Humber near Hull.

A whale, possibly a Minke or Pilot whale, was sighted by the crew of the large ferry 'Pride of Hull', between the ferry and the dock side to which the ferry was docked.

The ferry has moved off but the whale, approximately 8m (26ft) in length, has remained against the dock side. At this stage no further details are available.

The conditions and logistics are dangerous and difficult and Medics will not be entering the water around the whale while it is dark.

Medics are liaising with Humber Rescue, HM Coastguard and Port Authority.

More news here later.

Tony Woodley