Fire crews, RNLI, Coastguard and harbour staff worked throughout the morning and afternoon to saw a trawler from sinking today 3rd February.
The well known ‘Jordan A’ was spotted listing this morning. Fire crews began pumping water from the trawler, fortunately they were able to right the trawler, preventing a huge diesel spill into the harbour and the trawler sinking.
Great news so far. #Torbay crews, #RNLI and harbourmaster have stopped #Brixham trawler sinking. pic.twitter.com/kcSEsYF6Ax
— Gerald Taylor (@ACFOGTaylor) February 3, 2018
The trawler was inspected at low tide, where it became apparent that the hull had been damaged.
Newton Abbot fire station posted on Facebook:
“This morning (03 Feb 2018) just after 09:00, one pump from Newton Abbot was mobilsed to a trawler sinking in Brixham Harbour.
Our colleagues from Brixham Fire Station, already on scene had request more portable pumps to help with pumping water out of the trawler called Jordan A.
Upon arrival we stood by with our pumps just in case we were required.
The Brixham crew working with the RNLI and harbourmaster had amazingly managed to remove large amounts of water from the listing boat. Three portable pumps and mini ejector pumps were used.
It gradually moved into a more upright postion throughout the incident.
Crews remained for some time constantly removing water until the tide dropped to allow investigations as to the cause of the leak.
Great work from the Brixham crews,”
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