A multi-agency exercise involving the Royal Air Force, Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Hampshire Constabulary, Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, Isle of Wight Council, HM Coastguard, WightSAR and the Environment Agency took place on the Isle of Wight today (Tuesday… Continue Reading →
A fire broke out in Shanklin on Saturday 12th March 2016 resulting in firefighters from Sandown, Ventnor and Newport being called in to tackle the large fire. Fierce flames, which were said to have been up-to 15 meters at times, could be… Continue Reading →
APL Vanda, a Container Ship, has run aground in the Solent tonight (Saturday) just off the Isle of Wight on Brambles Bank. High Resolution photographs can be found here with credit to Shane Thornton – @iowimages http://shanethornton.smugmug.com/APL-Vanda-Runs-Aground
Firefighters from across the Isle of Wight are tackling a fire that broke out in a car workshop off Bridge Road in Cowes this afternoon. High Res photos can be found following this link – https://shanethornton.smugmug.com/Car-Workshop-Fire-at-Medina/ Youtube Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWpsU6Aqtk0
A vehicle carrier cargo ship run aground in The Solent on Saturday 3rd January 2015 and was listing to one side, leading to a major operation to rescue 26 people on-board the ship. The Hoegh Osaka left Southampton at 20:21 and… Continue Reading →
Emergency Services were called to Wightlink’s Fishbourne Terminal shortly after 22:20 to reports of one of the company’s upper car decks had collapsed on one of their ferries. The mezzanine deck on the vessel ‘St Helen‘ appeared to have collapsed on one… Continue Reading →
Two appliances from Newport and Ventnor extinguished a vehicle fire in Whitwell this evening (Friday). Fire crews were called to the scene on Southford Lane shortly after 17:00 following reports of loud banging within the area. A plume of black smoke could be… Continue Reading →
Three appliances from Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to tackle a flat fire on the High Street, Ventnor at 22.43 on Wednesday night. Three people were reported trapped within the blaze. One person has rescued from… Continue Reading →
For photographs of the fire it self after it unfolded an hour later please follow this link. – shanethornton.co.uk/2014/03/property-destroyed-fire-niton Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 17.25.
Last week there was a substantial landslide along the Undercliff Drive where a million pound investment was being carried out to rebuild the road. On Wednesday 12th February there were signs of cracks in the road and slight land movement… Continue Reading →
Just a day after troops come to the Isle of Wight via a Chinook (Saturday 15th Feb), they left today (Sunday 16th Feb) after helping out with home-owners along the Undercliff Drive hear St. Lawrence after being evacuated from their… Continue Reading →
Photographs of Appleford Road, Chale being flooded with motorists attempting to get trough.
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VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHS: Firefighters have this evening (Sunday 29th Dec 2013) attended a vehicle fire near Brading which had been engulfed by flames. One appliance from Newport Fire Station was called to a lay by on Brading Down Road at 21:30 following reports… Continue Reading →
Heavy rain and strong winds battled the Isle of Wight leaving many main roads closed and impassable due to substantial flooding. Homes were without power over night as other places begged for help as their homes stated to flood. There… Continue Reading →
Featured on ITV Meridian News Emergency services attended the scene of an aviation crash near Chale at around lunchtime on the 24th July 2013, resulting in one person receiving serious injuries. It was understood the female pilot of a paraglider had crashed into the cliff… Continue Reading →