Press Notice No: 94-11
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Posted 13:52 GMT
DIVE BOAT CAPSIZES WITH 11 PEOPLE ABOARD
A dive boat with 11 people aboard sunk just off Lowestoft Harbour this afternoon.
Yarmouth Coastguard received a call from Lowestoft Harbour Control at 12:12pm informing them that the dive boat was a quarter of a nautical mile east of the harbour and the boat was sinking by the stern and people were in the water.
Dave Moore, Watch Officer, Yarmouth Coastguard, says:
The Lowestoft RNLI all weather lifeboat was exercising in the area and was in fortunate position to be able to be on scene rapidly and retrieve all 11 people from the water. They have been taken to the lifeboat station and will be given medical assistance. The Lowestoft lifeboat will return to the wreckage site to clear the debris from the water.
The weather conditions on scene were calm with a light south westerly wind and sunny.
Posted By: Fiona Warren
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The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401