A 72 metre trawler sent a distress call from a position approximately 700 nautical miles west of Dutch Harbor as crew were unable to control flooding. The crew abandoned ship into liferafts and have all been rescued.
A Danish fishing vessel was lost on Saturday evening in a position 30 miles north of Skagen as it rapidly took on water. Two crew members were picked up by another boat fishing nearby.
Thirteen fire appliances attended a fire on board a trawler in the Port of Lyttleton in New Zealand this morning. The fire was quickly brought under control. Six of the crew were treated for smoke inhalation and four were taken to hospital.
An appeal has been launched following the loss of the crabber Louisa off the Western Isles at the weekend in which three crewmen lost their lives and one was rescued after swimming for the shore.
A 20m beam trawler forced on to rocks yesterday evening at Moneypoint at the entrance to Kinsale Harbour was the scene of a rapid rescue by the Kinsale RNLI lifeboat.
New England Coast Guard stations at Chatham and Gloucester both received calls for assistance yesterday as two fishing vessels were taking on water in separate incidents yesterday.
A Russian trawler with 36 crew on board found itself in trouble this morning off Norway’s Versterålen after fishing gear fouled the trawler’s propeller.
Portuguese emergency services responded to a SafeSea E100G distress signal to airlift crew members of Rainha Iemanja from rocks off São Miguel.
Caught in a storm with wave heights of four to five metres off the Lofoten Islands, and struggling with an engine failure, the crew of 27 metre seine netter Kim Roger had no choice but to send a Mayday call.