The 11 meter long fishing vesssel Rowella sank off the coast of Lulworth Cove, England. The two men on board the Rowella were setting pots when they noticed that the fishing vessel was taking on water. They sent out a mayday and went to the life raft. Within five minutes the Rowella was waterlogged with the water reaching the upper deck. Portland Coast Guard responded sending out a helicopter while the Weymouth sent out their RNLI lifeboat. Nearby vessels hearing the distress call also raced towards the Rowella. The helicopter was first on the scene and winched up the 2 men to safety. Two nearby fishing boats also reached the Rowella and tried bailing out the fishing vessel. Unable to pump out the water, the Rowella was taken under tow by the Weymouth lifeboat who tried to tow the vessel back to port. However, the vessel was too waterlogged and soon capsized.
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