FISHERMAN RESCUED AFTER VESSEL CAPSIZES OFF PETERHEAD – Fishupdate.com

FISHERMAN RESCUED AFTER VESSEL CAPSIZES OFF PETERHEAD Published:  09 June, 2010

A lone fisherman was rescued tonight after his small mackerel boat capsized one nautical mile off Peterhead.

The Peterhead based fisherman realised his vessel was sinking and called for assistance from the nearby fishing vessel Darcy Girl. After the Darcy Girl pulled up alongside he managed to leave his vessel ALERT safely.

MRCC Aberdeen co-ordinated the rescue of the fisherman and arranged for ALERT to be towed to Peterhead harbour by Peterhead’s RNLI All Weather Lifeboat.

Coastguard Duty Watch Manager Steve Smith said: “This fisherman did exactly the right thing by calling for assistance as soon as he got into difficulty. He was also carrying the right safety equipment and wearing a life jacket, all of which contributed to him being rescued unharmed.”