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British fishing vessel Chloe T sank or sinking in English Channel



British fishing vessel Chloe T issued distress signal at 16:20 LT September 1 2012 in position 17 miles SW of Bolt Head, Salcombe, UK, in English Channel. According to MCA report, the vessel reported that they were taking on water in the engine room. Brixham Coastguard immediately sent the RNLI lifeboat based at Salcombe and the Royal Navy Rescue Helicopter from Culdrose to the scene. After the fishing vessel lost power and the pumps failed all the crew took to the liferaft. The ferry Armorique and Maersk Partas reached the scene first and stood-by the liferaft until the helicopter arrived and winched the crew to safety. The five crew were safely transported on shore and Brixham Coastguard connected with the owner over salvage of the vessel. Fishing vessel Chloe T length 26 meters, Callsign MLVY2, flag UK. On a photo Chloe T.




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