May 22, 2011 Leave a Comment
The fishing vessel Beryl BF411 sank off the coast of Unst Island, Shetland Islands. The fishing vessel had contacted the Shetland Coast Guard that the vessel was taking on water and the pumps aboard the vessel were unable to keep up. The Coast Guard responded by sending out a helicopter with additional pumps. A nearby fishing vessel Onward also responded. The Onward alongside the Beryl BF411 to take on board 4 of the Beryl’s crew. The master of the Beryl stayed onboard to wait for the additional pumps. As the helicopter arrive, the Beryl had listed heavily preventing the use of the pumps. The master of Beryl abandoned ship and was picked up by the Onward. No reports of injuries.