Fishing vessel runs aground in Scotland Published: 06 February, 2006
AN AILING skipper was recovered from his boat yesterday morning after a member of the public reported to Forth Coastguard that his vessel had run aground. Forth Coastguard received a 999 call at 7.51 am yesterday morning reporting that the vessel was aground at Linkim Bay, south of St Abbs Head. The call was received from an RNLI lifeboatman, who had noticed the vessel with its lights on. Forth Coastguard requested the Eyemouth Coastguard Rescue Team to attend the scene and assess the situation. The St Abbs inshore lifeboat and the Eyemouth all weather RNLI lifeboats were then requested to launch and a helicopter from RAF Boulmer was requested to scramble. Once the lifeboats were on scene, the crew made their way, with some difficulty, to the vessel and discovered the skipper, collapsed in the wheelhouse. The skipper was transferred onto the all weather lifeboat and taken into Eyemouth Harbour, where he was met by an awaiting ambulance. The ambulance took him to the helicopter landing pad and he was then transported by helicopter to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. The fishing vessel has been assessed for hull integrity. There was some risk of pollution from the vessel which has 140 gallons of fuel oil onboard.
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