A fishing vessel sank after taking on water off Dungeness despite attempts by RNLI lifeboat to pump it out. The two crew were recovered from a liferaft by another fishing vessel and taken to hospital in Boulogne-sur-mer.
Coastguard advice is “The Coastguard recommends that where possible, all vessels are fitted with VHF DSC radio equipment, which can send a distress alert that will enable us to get help to the right place as soon as possible.
This incident also serves as another reminder of why you should wear a lifejacket and have an appropriate life raft. I’m sure this crew were thankful that they had them whilst they waited to be rescued.
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