UK. Humber Coastguard tasks RNLI lifeboat & Tug `Adstream Kathleen' to fire onboard fishing vessel Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 November 2006
Coastguard news:

Just after 5am today, the fishing vessel "Our Roseanne" contacted Humber Coastguard declaring a `Mayday' with a fire aboard.

The Coastguard operations room quickly established that the vessel with 3 people on aboard was just outside of 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 has also been requested to attend at Grimsby Royal dock to meet the vessel.

All three crew are now safely aboard the lifeboat and the vessel is currently under tow and bound for Grimsby - their estimated time of arrival is 0700hrs.

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 on board and ensuring his crew and himself were wearing lifesaving equipment."
Last Updated ( Saturday, 04 November 2006 )
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