WATCH | Footage of SS Chrysopolis. Wrecked 1918, off the coast of Southport

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WATCH | Footage of SS Chrysopolis. Wrecked 1918, off the coast of Southport

Southport resident Paul Ruddock has captured spectacular aerial footage of the famous SS Chrysopolis wreck off our coast.

The SS Chrysopolis ran aground on the Spencers Bank in fog on 14 February 1918. She was on a voyage from Genoa to Liverpool with a cargo of copper ore. During attempts to refloat her using two tugs, her back was broken and she became a total loss. A gale sprang up, resulting in her 38 crew and a further four salvors being rescued by the Southport lifeboat.

Readers are advised NOT to visit wrecks along our coastline, they are legally protected and in extremely dangerous locations.


WATCH: Southport Lifeboat feature in this year’s Co-op Christmas TV advertising campaign

Southport Lifeboat feature in this year's Co-op Christmas TV a…

WATCH: Southport Lifeboat feature in this year's Co-op Christmas TV advertising campaignSouthport Offshore Rescue Trust (Southport Lifeboat) has been chosen as one of the four charities to feature in this year's Co-op Christmas TV advertising campaign which showcases their support of local causes.

Posted by OTS News Southport on Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Southport Offshore Rescue Trust (Southport Lifeboat) has been chosen as one of the four charities to feature in this year’s Co-op Christmas TV advertising campaign which showcases their support of local causes.

The film crew along with the Lifeboat crew completed the filming on Saturday morning using all our equipment to demonstrate some of the lifesaving skills we have to assist the community whenever we are called upon.

The advert is due to air on on tv on 1st December, followed by additional footage and interviews on the Co-op website. Links to further footage will be posted when available.

Credit Southport Offshore Rescue Trust (Southport Lifeboat) page.

https://youtu.be/BTO7oRpqB0E
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