Storm Eunice: Loose mooring rope causes injury at Felixstowe port

Emergency services attend an incident at the Port of Felixstowe during Storm Eunice. Picture: Sarah

Emergency services attend an incident in which a person was seriously injured by a loose mooring rope at the Port of Felixstowe during Storm Eunice. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A cargo ship crew member has been taken to hospital with a head injury after he was hit by a loose mooring rope at the Port of Felixstowe.

The incident happened on board the Ever Grade vessel which is currently moored at the dock and fire crews were called to take him off the boat just after noon today.

Fire crews, paramedics and two ambulances were called to the scene to reports a man had suffered a head injury on a ship.

A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said:  "Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, a response car from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and an operations manager attended the scene.

"An adult man was transported to the Royal London Hospital for further assessment and treatment.”