Viskotter sinks off England, crew rescued from Urk

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A fishing cutter with crew from Urk has sunk off the coast of England. The ship hit a rocky outcrop near Land’s End, England’s westernmost point, according to The Fishing Daily website.

Images from Omroep Flevoland show how the ship disappears under water:

Urk cutter sinks off British coast

The accident happened around 7 p.m. The four crew members sent out a distress signal and boarded a life raft. They were later picked up by a British rescue company RNLI ship and taken to Newlyn harbour. Navy and British Coast Guard helicopters were also involved in the action.

The skipper and crew are from Urk. The mayor of Urk says they are safe:

The sunken ship, the Z525 Sylvia Mary, is registered in Zeebrugge in Belgium. From data from websites that track shipping movements, it can be concluded that the fishing cutter used Ostend as a base.

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