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Old 23 April 2012, 12:03   #1
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Trawler rescue off Portsmouth!

Anybody see this on the news? RNLI rescuer was lucky to get back off before she toppled over.

RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat Saves Two Fishermen from sinking Trawler. | Search and Rescue
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Old 23 April 2012, 12:08   #2
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Actual video on the Beeb
BBC News - Two rescued from sinking fishing trawler off South coast
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Well done to RNLI and GAFIRS. The lifeboat guy went over with the trawler as it sunk and was pulled out by GAFIRS. Shows how quickly disaster comes. Again well done rescue crews
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BBC News - Skipper and crewman rescued from sinking Portsmouth trawler


Both the Portsmouth RNLI Atlantic 85 and the Independent Lifeboat operated by GAFIRS were tasked to assist this vessel. Both boats were onscene within minutes of the May Day call being transmitted. Just as well really as the vessel didn't wait too long to sink !!!!

Have to take my hat off to the Pompey lifeboat crewman who assisted both skipper and crew off the vessel in difficult conditions and remained very calm in the face of imminent danger of the vessel sinking.

I greeted him with "Welcome aboard" as he climbed over the transom !!!
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Fair play to them the conditions looked poor. I dont see why the lifeboat crew even boarded it I would have just told the crew to abandon ship it was clear it was about to topple over.
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That fishing boat lives (lived) here with us in The Camber in Old Portsmouth and was having a new prop shaft fitted last week (not by us) - any connection?????
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Im sure there will be an investigation seems to be quite a significant detail with a sinking so soon after. I wonder if they will recover it or leave it on the seabed.
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I beleive it's being recovered today by Baker Trayte Marine.
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went down quick. frightening.
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went down quick. frightening.
They do.

I heard one happening over the VHF not too long back. The skipper called in water ingress while fishing some 15 Nm north of Ireland. The CG launched EVERYBODY. A matter of a few minutes later the skipper advised the CG that his crew where in survival suits and taking to the liferaft. Moments later she sank. When the helo got on scene there was just the raft and the four lads - waaaay out in the blue. Interestingly, the RNLI got there just as the last man was winched, so fair does to them too.
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