Fifty People Rescued from Flooding Ferry

By MarEx 2016-05-16 11:31:53

Fifty people were rescued from a ferry near the Isles of Scilly, the southernmost location in England, on Sunday.

The vessel started taking on water at around 11.30am on Sunday morning, and RNLI lifeboats, other nearby vessels, the coastguard and rescue choppers attended the scene to assist.

The St Mary's RNLI lifeboat rescued passengers who had been moved on to two fishing vessels who were nearby. 

"All passengers have been taken off the vessel safely and a salvage pump put aboard. The vessel is currently under tow by the lifeboat into St Mary’s Harbour," the Coastguard said in a statement.