Peterhead RNLI: Rescue services called to assist vessel taking on water in North Sea

A North Sea rescue operation was launched after a fishing vessel began taking on water.

Its crew issued a Mayday at 9.30pm on Thursday when it was around 90 nautical miles east of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, the coastguard said.

A coastguard rescue helicopter and an offshore helicopter that was nearby went to the scene along with the RNLI Peterhead all weather lifeboat.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The vessel, with five people on board, is now being escorted back to Peterhead by the lifeboat.

There were no reports of any injuries.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.

A rescue operation was launched after a vessel began taking on water in the North Sea.