At 04.30am, Falmouth Coastguard noted on its Automatic Identification system that the containership Karin Schepers was not using the traffic separation scheme correctly. All attempts were made to call the vessel by all means but the vessel went aground in the area of Cape Cornwall
The ship had run aground on a beach at Cape Cornwall.
It is the second grounding for the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged Karin Schepers. In a previous incident the officer of the watch had fallen asleep. Concern had been raised by VTS personnel and attempts to communicate with her failed.