Sinking-fishing-boat-rescue

Byline: At just before 11.00a.m. this morning (21.10.15) the volunteer crew of the Plymouth all-weather lifeboat were called out to reports of a sinking fishing boat.
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As with all emergences, getting aid out to casualties at sea in the shortest possible time is always important, and that is especially true in the case of a vessel that is in danger of sinking.

Upon arrival on-scene it was seen that the 10 metre fishing boat with two persons on-board was indeed taking on water and was in a serious condition.

Two of the RNLI lifeboat crew then went on-board taking with them a salvage pump. The pump was then put in action to counter-act the ingress of water that by now was reaching dangerous levels in the boat.

Once the situation was made stable the casualty vessel was then taken in tow to Plymouth and its crew put ashore safely. 

Notice to Editors

For Plymouth lifeboat information:
Barry Perrins Plymouth lifeboat Press officer 07790033796
barryperrins@yahoo.com  

Byline: At just before 11.00a.m. this morning (21.10.15) the volunteer crew of the Plymouth all-weather lifeboat were called out to reports of a sinking fishing boat.
Page Content:

As with all emergences, getting aid out to casualties at sea in the shortest possible time is always important, and that is especially true in the case of a vessel that is in danger of sinking.


Upon arrival on-scene it was seen that the 10 metre fishing boat with two persons on-board was indeed taking on water and was in a serious condition.

Two of the RNLI lifeboat crew then went on-board taking with them a salvage pump. The pump was then put in action to counter-act the ingress of water that by now was reaching dangerous levels in the boat.

Once the situation was made stable the casualty vessel was then taken in tow to Plymouth and its crew put ashore safely. 



Notice to Editors

For Plymouth lifeboat information:
Barry Perrins Plymouth lifeboat Press officer 07790033796
barryperrins@yahoo.com