Humber rescue operation for fishing vessel – Fishupdate.com

Humber rescue operation for fishing vessel Published:  06 November, 2006

HUMBER Coastguard rescued the crew of a fishing boat on Saturday after the vessel caught fire.

Just after 5am on Saturday, the fishing vessel Our Roseanne contacted Humber Coastguard declaring a Mayday with a fire onboard.

The Coastguard operations room quickly established that the vessel, with three people onboard, was just outside the Humber Estuary abeam of Donna Nook, and requested an immediate launch of the Humber RNLI all weather lifeboat.

The skipper and crew on board Our Roseanne were advised to immediately don lifejackets and evacuate to the deck area.

Through communications with vessel traffic services (VTS) Humber it was established that the Fire Tug Adstream Kathleen was in the vicinity and was requested to attend.

The Humberside Fire Service was also asked to attend at Grimsby Royal dock to meet the vessel.

All three crew safely boarded the lifeboat and the vessel was towed

to Grimsby.

Lynda Hillerby from Humber Coastguard said: “The Skipper of the vessel did exactly the right thing in contacting us as soon as he realised the problem onboard and ensuring his crew and himself were wearing lifesaving equipment.”

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