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The fishing vessel Ben My Chree sank off the Isles of Scilly. The vessel was in moderate seas when the crew discovered the vessel was in distress as it was taking on water. The Falmouth Coastguard received a distress signal and dispatched a rescue helicopter along with the St. Marys lifeboat. The helicopter attemped to drop a pump aboard the fishing vessel proved impossible due to the conditions. The helicopter was able to winch up all 4 crewmen to safety. The master of the Ben My Chree was picked up by the lifeboat. The lifeboat stood by as the fishing vessel slowly sank until its navigation lights went out.
The 336 grt fishing vessel Rey De Olaya caught fire in it’s accommodation section off the Scilly Isles, United Kingdom. The vessel sent out a distress call requesting assistance to the Falmouth Coast Guard. Several cargo vessels were alerted and proceeded to the Rey De Olaya location. When help arrived on scene, the Rey De Olaya’s crew was able to extinguish the fire and restore power. Reports state 1 crewman perished with 15 crewmen uninjured. Vessel to be towed to Burela, Spain.
The tall ship Fryderyk Chopin lost both its masts off the southwest coast of the Isles of Scilly. The Polish vessel was damaged by a strong gust of wind. The damage was severe enough that it needed to be towed into Falmouth Bay by a tug. No reports of injuries.