Crew rescued from boat

THE crew of a pilot boat was rescued this week after it was feared the vessel had caught fire.A mayday was issued after crew members smelt fumes on board the Mallard on Wednesday afternoon.

THE crew of a pilot boat was rescued this week after it was feared the vessel had caught fire.

A mayday was issued after crew members smelt fumes on board the Mallard on Wednesday afternoon.

The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston all weather ifeboat and a rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham were called out to the vessel, which was about 400m from Yarmouth beach.

The crew of six were evacuated onto a nearby vessel, the Gray Vixen, before the boat was towed back to the port authority station in Gorleston.


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Two fire crews attended the scene on Riverside Road, but the suspected fire was found to be caused by leaking exhaust fumes.

Photo: Contrasts Photography

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