Devon lifeboats race to French trawler fire

Two South Devon lifeboats took part in a five-hour mission far out in the English Channel after a French trawler caught fire. Firefighters were winched down to the deck of the stricken trawler during the operation. Torbay and Salcombe both launched their RNLI lifeboats to go to the aid of the French fishermen. A spokesman for Torbay RNLI said the trawler had suffered an engine room fire 36 miles south east of Berry Head on Sunday afternoon. Four French trawlers joined the two lifeboats in the rescue,,, The stricken trawler was towed out of the Channel shipping lanes,,, >click to read< 09:45

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.