The 27 meter long fishing vessel Lady Cheryl ran aground near Point Nepean, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. The vessel was headed out of port to fish in rough seas with swells up to 6 meters when it struck an object on the rocky bottom. All six crew on board the vessel were safely rescued by the water police. The vessel later sank with only a section of the stern visible surrounded by a fuel spill. The Lady Cheryl was fully loaded with 30,000 liters of diesel fuel at the time of the grounding. Authorities state the master of the vessel had tested positive for alcohol. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
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