Collision off Penmarch
On August 22, 2014, the 12 meter long fishing vessel Elluma collided with the 119 meter long, 8400 dwt cargo vessel Arklow Beach off Penmarch, France. The Arklow Beach suffered only minimal damage and continued on to Dunkirk. The Elluma sustained significant damage to its bow. The captain of the Elluma also sustained injuries requiring a medical evacuation. The Guilvinec SNSM lifeboat escorted the Elluma to Guilvinec where the vessel was later lifted out of the water. No details reported to the cause of the collision. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.