ALB SHOUT 21: 27-06-2021

Incident Date27-06-2021
Launch Instruct14:34
Lifeboat UsedALB
Location of CasualtyEnglish Channel area

Launched to assist a French trawler with an engine room fire 37 miles south east of Berry Head; Salcombe ALB also launched to the same incident.
On arrival there were two helicopters on scene.
Three firefighters and one rescue swimmer were lowered from the French helicopter to put the fire out whilst the crew of the casualty trawler remained on board to be towed, four other French trawlers were also there to assist.
Torbay ALB stayed on scene until the towed casualty was clear of the shipping lanes, then returned to station.
(the whole event took over five hours from start-finish)



Published by Derek Hore

Torbay RNLI and Torbay RNLI fundraisers website Editor

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