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Man overboard off the sound of Jura

Fallen overboard when anchoring the vessel A crew member that fell overboard from a landing craft when it was anchoring off the Sound of Jura this evening has been airlifted to hospital.Clyde Coastguard were alerted to the incident at 19.25 by a 999 call from one of the owners of the vessel, who reported that a crew member from the landing craft, the Forth Guardsman had fallen overboard when anchoring the vessel, and had been trapped between the anchor cable and the vessel and sustained injuries.Clyde Coastguard sent Rescue 177 helicopter from HMS Gannet, the Islay Lifeboat and the Port Charlotte Coastguard Rescue Team to the scene. Two other vessels that were in proximity to the Forth Guardsman also proceeded. The casualty was recovered by the vessels rescue boat and subsequently transferred into the lifeboat at 20.13 before being airlifted into the helicopter to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.Clyde Coastguard Watch Manager Tarik Yassin said:The crew member had been assisting with anchoring the vessel just south of the Sound of Jura when he fell overboard. A Royal Navy Helicopter, lifeboat and Coastguard Team proceeded to his rescue and he was transferred by helicopter to hospital at 20.15.Source: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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Five rescued of fishing vessel

17 nautical miles East North East of the Isles of Scilly At 00.27 am Falmouth Coastguard received a Mayday distress call from the fishing vessel Ben My Chree with five crew onboard.Their distress call reported that they were taking water and sinking 17 nautical miles East North East of the Isles of Scilly. Falmouth Coastguard immediately broadcast a Mayday relay, and requested the scramble of Rescue Helicopter R193 and St Marys All Weather Lifeboat.Another Newlyn registered fishing vessel CKS responded to the broadcast and proceeded from 7nm away at best speed. The wind was a force 5 from the west south west with a moderate to rough sea. Once on scene R193 attempted to lower the Coastguard pump down onto the vessel but this proved impossible due to the weather conditions.The water level in the vessel was still rising and the crew were getting very concerned, so R193 winched four off the vessel. The skipper was the last to leave and even though he had knocked the engine out of gear when he left the wheel house the vessel continued to proceed in a very erratic manner due to the mizzen sail being set.This meant that R193 could not winch ...

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Boats rush to the aid of sinking fishing vessel

Four crew on board Four fishing vessels and a lifeboat have saved another fishing vessel after it started to sink off the north coast of the Isle of Rum this morning.At 5:53am today the four crew on board the fishing vessel Caralisa issued a mayday call, two miles northwest of the Isle of Rum, after the they discovered water in the hold and engine room. Due to poor radio communications in the area, the Caralisas mayday was relayed to Stornoway Coastguard by the fishing vessel Rebecca Janeen which was one mile away.The Rebecca Janeen and another fishing vessel, Ocean Hunter, rushed to the scene and the Mallaig RNLI lifeboat was launched. Two other fishing vessels, Viking Borg and Amethyst overheard the distress call and also headed to the Caralisa to render assistance.The Ocean Hunter was the first to reach the Caralisa, followed by the Rebecca Janeen. In all, four pumps were put onto the Caralisa to try to stop the ingress of water. These pumps managed to stop the water level from getting any higher but it took the arrival of extra pumps from Mallaig Lifeboat for the water level to start receding.Watch Manager, Martin Collins said: The Caralisa is ...

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Seven crew rescued from gig off port Issac

None was wearing lifejackets Falmouth Coastguard this afternoon coordinated the rescue of a seven people from the water off Port Issac.All seven were the crew of a gig that was unable to get back in to Port Issac harbour because of the swell caused by a low spring tide. The Port Issac RNLI Inshore Lifeboat (ILB), which was training in the area, spotted that the gig had got into difficulties and held on to it to stop it being taken further out.None of the gig crew were wearing lifejackets and were only dressed in t-shirts. To protect them Port Issac ILB took lifejackets and warm clothing to them from the RNLI boathouse.Port Issac Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to monitor the situation from the harbour. Unfortunately with the swell running the gig capsized throwing all seven crew into the water. All were quickly picked up by the ILB but with now nine onboard it was unable to get back in the harbour. Five of the gig crew were transferred to the RNLI Padstow All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) suffering shock, cold and some minor injuries. They were then taken to Treliske hospital by Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter 193 from Culdrose.The remaining ...

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Coast guard rescues stranded sailors

Crew saved in sinking The Seychelles Coast Guard yesterday rescued 13 Pakistanis after their ship sank.Three were stranded on a sand bank 130 nautical miles from Mahe.Ten others who were earlier missing were later rescued as they drifted 100 nautical miles from Mahe on a large white open life boat whose engine seems to have failed.Coast guard commander Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Rosette said this in an interview after the rescue.He said the MV Ras Kigomasha had 13 passengers on board when it took on water and sank near the African Bank.The vessel was previously being used to carry passengers and cargo between Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania."We got information from a representative of the vessel on Wednesday, saying it was on its way from Tanzania to India, where it was going to be scrapped," he said."On Thursday the rep flew here and told us the vessel was around the African Bank."We dispatched an aircraft and on the same day we found the vessel and saw the three people. We sent two coast guard vessels, which rescued them yesterday."He said the 13 reached the bank but the captain sent three of them ashore to see if there were people on the uninhabited bank, ...

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Fishing Vessel Crew Rescued After Running Aground Outside Ardglass Harbour

Fishing Vessel Crew Rescued After Running Aground Outside Ardglass Harbour Four fishermen have been rescued this evening from a 58 foot wooden Fishing Vessel Karen, after hitting rocks near the entrance to Ardglass Harbour and taking on water. The crew of the Fishing vessel had prepared their liferaft, as the vessel was in danger of sinking. Belfast Coastguard received a Mayday call at 5:54pm from the Newry registered vessel, which operates out of Ardglass, and immediately sent the Southdown and Portaferry Coastguard Rescue Teams to the scene. The launch was requested of the RNLI Portaferry inshore lifeboat. The Irish Coastguard Rescue Helicopter was tasked but was later stood down. Steve Carson, Watch Manager, Belfast Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, said: The crew aboard the fishing vessel were rescued by the inshore lifeboat and then taken to Ardglass Harbour where they received medical attention; one of the crew has since been taken to Downpatrick Hospital. It is imperative to always ensure you are carrying the correct safety equipment and have it serviced regularly. Due to the prompt and appropriate action of the crew I am pleased to say they are all safe but shaken by their traumatic experience. The rescue was successfully ...

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Crew of Sinking Fishing Vessel Rescued Off Portland

Crew of Sinking Fishing Vessel Rescued Off Portland At 3:15pm, Portland Coastguard received a routine telephone call from a member of the public advising the Coastguard that he had received a phone call from the skipper of the 11 metre Fishing Vessel Purbeck Isle, reporting they were taking water. The informant was unsure how many people were on board, the position was vague, but somewhere off Chesil Beach, west of Portland.Portland Coastguard immediately tasked the Weymouth RNLI all weather lifeboat and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter R-106.Three further telephone calls were received at Portland Coastguard: from a parent of one of the crew; the owner of the vessel; and an off-duty lifeboatman. No one on board thought to report their predicament to the Coastguard using either their mobile phones, the VHF radio, or any other modern technological methods available to commercial mariners.Three other fishing vessels, including the Gordeano Star and the Swordfish all responded to the Coastguard broadcast and were tasked.The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter arrived on scene at 3:30pm and lowered their winch-man onto the deck of the stricken fishing vessel to find there were three people on board.The fishing vessel was indeed taking on water so the Rescue Helicopter lowered ...

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