Fishermen rescued after fire drama Published: 17 March, 2006
EARLY today Aberdeen Coastguard received a Mayday call from the fishing vessel Ocean Challenge after the crew had detected a fire on board.
Aberdeen Coastguard scrambled the Coastguard rescue helicopter Oscar Charlie which was on standby to evacuate the crew. Two further vessels, the Constant Friend and the Northern Wave were also on scene assessing the situation.
The crew abandoned the Ocean Challenge and launched their liferaft and have now been picked up by the Constant Friend.
A coastguard spokesman at Aberdeen said:”We were in constant contact with the Ocean Challenge crew members. There was a swift response from search and rescue units and other vessels in the area. We are pleased that the crew members are now all safely on board the Constant Friend.”
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