Hearth crews and coastguard groups save 100-ton fishing boat from sinking at Leith Docks


Firefighters and coastguard groups spent a number of hours each at this time and final night time saving an previous fishing boat from sinking at Leith docks.

The Golden Splendour vessel began taking water on board shortly earlier than 7pm on Sunday, April seventh.

A member of Fisherrow Coastguard/Facebook

A member of Fisherrow Coastguard/Fb


The proprietor of the 80-ft lengthy boat contacted emergency providers and two fireplace home equipment and Fisherrow Coastguard have been despatched to the scene.

A Maritime and Coastguard Company (MCA) spokeswoman stated that, final night time, one aspect of the boat was 18 inches deep in water and the opposite aspect was 4ft deep.

A fireplace service spokeswoman stated crews have been working to take away the water utilizing specialist pumps.

The spokeswoman stated: “They have been out yesterday and at this time for a few hours every time.”

Each the MCA and fireplace service stated the supply of the water inflow is at present unknown and that no crew have been on board the 100-ton vessel on the time.

Fisherrow Coastguard additionally highlighted their position within the operation on social media and stated the boat is at present present process a interval of refurbishment.

On Fb, they stated: “Coastguard have been in attendance to offer incident and rescue assist, together with establishing potential air pollution dangers.

“After a number of hours, the vessel was sufficiently cleared of water.

“As all the time it’s 999, and ask for Coastguard or if a watercraft person in misery VHF channel 16.”

The MCA spokeswoman stated that Forth Ports could be checking on the vessel each hour.

The vessel is berthed close to the Tub Highway entrance to Leith Docks.

The Golden Splendour is a decommissioned fishing vessel and was launched in 1973.

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