Find out exactly what made the Manaav Star run aground in nearby Camber

Crowds gather to see the grounded boat
Crowds gather to see the grounded boat

A 2,000 tonne cargo ship which was grounded at nearby Camber Sands is the subject of a maritime talk later this month.

The Manaav Star ran aground back in September 2004 – attracting hundreds of people to the beach at Camber.

It had been blown ashore during strong winds as it’s crew attempted to deliver a shipment of green timber to Rye.

Next Saturday (March 12) Carl Bagwell, the Rye harbour master, will be at the Shipwreck Museum on Rock-a-Nore Road to deliver a talk on the locally famous incident.

It is due to start at 7.30pm and tickets are £5 either from the museum or by calling 01424 200958.