Crew Safe After Collision –

Crew Safe After Collision Fishing Monthly Published:  06 June, 2003

THIS morning Humber Coastguard received a distress call from the fishing vessel ‘Diana’ informing them that the she had been in a collision with the bulk carrier ‘Santa Vitoria’ 13miles north east of Spurn Point, was taking on water and the six man crew would would need to abandon their vessel.

Humber Coastguard scrambled a Rescue helicopter to the scene, and requested the launch of the Humber lifeboat.The 50 foot fishing vessel ‘Diana’ (registered in Stornoway) operates out of Bridlington and the crew are locals to the area.

The bulkcarrier ‘Santa Vitoria’ is Panamanian registered.Humber Coastguard Watch Manager, Steve Kinroy said:’The bulk carrier was at anchor when the collision with the fishing vessel took place. All six crew have been evacuated by a fast rescuecraft from the rig standby vessel ‘Putford Trader’. The Humber lifeboat is standing by on scene where the fishing vessel is expected to sink.

”The bulk carrier has experienced no damage or pollution.”