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Two fishermen rescued from sinking fishing boat in North Sea, spotted by Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 crewOn 5 November, the crew of a Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 Helicopter noticed fishing vessel Lainey, sinking with two crew on-board approximately 6 miles north-north-west of Wells. The A-109 was on a training mission and discovered the unfortunate, they quickly decided to drop a liferaft into the water and then held position above the casualties to assist location and until the arrival of the U.K. coastguard. (www.aviation24.be) More...
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Great work from all rescuers!
Wow! So lucky.
very lucky indeed....
No radio ? No flares ? No Beacon ? No Epirb? Sounds like a disaster looking for a place to happen
In this interview, the fisherman tells the boat flipped in 20-30 seconds after being hit by a rogue wave. Probably no time to activate any of those you mention.
Video from the rescue operation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=lAx852izw5w