Thursday, 03 September 2015

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Fishing boat towed to safety off Cumbrian coast

A stricken fishing boat that was drifting “dangerously close” to rocks off Lowca Point was towed to safety by Workington lifeboat last night.

Boa rescue photo

The 16ft vessel Sea Spray issued a mayday distress call around 9pm after her engine failed. With the anchor failing to hold, she was drifting aimlessly.

Whitehaven Coastguard was involved in the rescue operation while the wind-farm survey vessel Fleur de Lys also responded and came alongside to offer assistance. Sea Spray was towed into Whitehaven by 10pm with all four people on board safe and well.

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