Scotland: Fishing vessel goes aground east of Fraserburgh – Fishupdate.com
Scotland: Fishing vessel goes aground east of Fraserburgh Published: 19 December, 2005
IN the early hours of Sunday morning, the Sovereign, a 26-metre Banff registered fishing vessel went aground east of Fraserburgh with five people aboard. The initial alarm was raised by the vessel to the Fraserburgh Harbour Authority who in turn called Aberdeen Coastguard. At the request of the Coastguard the Harbour Authority instructed the stranded fishing vessel to make contact with Aberdeen Coastguard on channel 16. The Sovereign went aground near Cairnbulg Point two miles east of Fraserburgh when homeward bound after fishing. Aberdeen Coastguard sent the Fraserburgh and Peterhead Coastguard rescue teams to the scene to assist on the shoreline and requested the RNLI all weather Fraserburgh lifeboat to attend. Hector Sutherland, Watch Officer at Aberdeen Coastguard, says: “Due to the heavy swell after recent gales we decided in consultation with the lifeboat it would be safer to airlift the five casualties from their vessel. Rescue helicopter 137 from RAF Lossiemouth was scrambled and took all five casualties to a prepared landing site ashore at Cairnbulg; where they were met by the Coastguard rescue teams and relatives. We are pleased to say all five crew were safe and well and required no medical assistance.”
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