Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist flooded trawler

Lifeboats News Release

Following reports that a vessel was taking on water, the UK Coastguard launched Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat at 07:45am on Saturday 16 March 2019.


Vessel sitting low in the water
Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew were called into action at 07:45am on Saturday 16 March 2019 after it was reported that a fishing boat in the harbour was sitting very low in the water and down by the bow.

Arriving immediately on scene, the crew found the hold and engine room to be full of water. Working with Eyemouth Fire and Rescue Service, salvage pumps were deployed to remove the water from the hold. Meanwhile, additional pumps from both the RNLI and Fire Service ensured all the water was pumped out of the engine room.

Once the source of water ingress was located, the leak was isolated and monitored to ensure no further water was entering the vessel.

Once it was confirmed that the vessel was safe, both the lifeboat and Fire Service were stood down, around 2 hours after the initial call.


Vessel being pumped out

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