The 43 meter long, 405 dwt standby vessel Vos Sailor became disabled in rough seas in the North Sea off Aberdeen, Scotland. The Vos Sailor suffered significant damage from large waves over 20 feet high and winds over 70 knots. The vessel suffered damage and severe water ingress quickly flooding the vessel. A mayday call was sent out as the Vos Sailor became disabled. Authorities dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The helicopter was able to winch 11 crewmen to safety. Reports state one crewman who suffered fatal injuries was left on board the vessel. One rescuer also suffered minor injuries during the rescue. The Vos Sailor remained adrift in the North Sea until a tug could reach the scene from Invergordon. The tug will take the Vos Sailor under tow back to Aberdeen.
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