View Full Version : Excelsior K28 sinks off Orkney - Crew safe

Davie Tait
30th January 2008, 10:40
Here's what we have from the Orcadian News

Fishing boat sinks off Mull Head

Kirkwall lifeboat and the Coastguard helicopter were tasked to rescue three crewmen from a fishing boat sinking off Mull Head in Deerness.

The Kirkwall-registered Excelsior ran aground at 6.20am and the vessel sank shortly thereafter.

The crewmen made it into a liferaft where they remained until being picked up by the lifeboat just after 7am. The men were unharmed so were transferred to Kirkwall.
The Deerness coastguard team are in the area now, checking for pollution.