Two fishermen wearing lifejackets have been dramatically rescued from their liferaft by a passing fishing vessel after their own vessel capsized 3.6nm off Prawle Point early on Friday morning.
Fire crews from Brixham were called out early on Sunday morning to assist with saving a beam trawler that had been found listing badly in the port’s inner harbour.
A fisherman with over 40 years experience has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years after pleading guilty to offences under the Merchant Shipping Act.
Thurso Lifeboat crew spent a day in heavy seas going to the assistance of fishing vessel Sparkling Line with a fouled propeller north of Whiten Head.
A salmon carrier operated by Camanchaca and which had only been in operation for a few weeks sank rapidly in southern Chilean waters.
A crewman became unwell on a fishing vessel over 200 miles from Stornoway, his condition serious enough to require urgent medical attention. The UK Coastguard sent two search and rescue helicopters, one from Inverness and one from Stornoway, to the scene off west of Scotland.
A lobster boat from York, Maine was yesterday disabled by heavy sea conditions and its two crew were rescued by a Coast Guard response boat.
A US Coast Guard and the crew of a fishing vessel responded when a trawler capsized and sank at the mouth of the Astoria River in Oregon.
US Coast Guard aircrew yesterday airlifted four crew from a disabled fishing vessel 230 nautical miles ESE of Kodiak.
A beam trawler from Belgium is reported to have capsized last night off the English coast north-east of Ramsgate.