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‘Mayday’- fishing vessel capsized

  • Caister Lifeboats
  • 25 Aug 2018

Saturday 25th August 2018
Time: 20:00 - 01:40

Bernard Matthews II
Launched to ‘Mayday’ ~ fishing vessel capsised;
3 persons recovered from liferaft by passing cruise ship.
2 persons missing in the water.
Proceeded to 52* 43N 002* 07E ~ on scene 20:38 hrs.
Commenced creeping line search in conjunction with Gorleston RNLI lifeboat.
125*for 12 nm turning left at end.
00:10 hrs recovered float from sunken vessel.
01:15 hrs stood down by Humber MCA.


Sunday 26th August 2018
Time: 06:26 - 14:10

Bernard Matthews II
Continue search from last night (25/08/18) for 2 missing fishermen from sunken trawler.
Proceed to search location 52*40”53N 002* 14”98E.
Arrive on scene at 07:06 hrs.
Start creeping line search ~ deltas of 129* T – 4.8 nm long spacing 1 nm.
Completed search 09:27 hrs.
Tasked to complete same search backwards but at 0.5nm spacing.
11:38 hrs stood down by MCA ~ helicopter had retrieved both fishermen.

"After 6 hours searching at sea last night for the two missing fisherman. We returned to station at 2.15am. At first light 6am we were recalled by HM coastguards to resume the search with Lowestoft lifeboat and 2 coastguard helicopters. We relaunched and continued the search. After 7 hours relentless searching, rescue helicopter 192 located 2 bodies, recovered them both from the sea and we were then stood down by HM coastguards. A very sad outcome and our condolences and thoughts are with all the family and friends of the crewmen."


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