united kingdom Rescue from Trawler Trevessa

c 25 nm S of Isles of Scilly


During the afternoon of New Years Eve 2009, a fire broke out in the engine room of Trevessa IV, a Newlyn registered (PZ193) beam trawler. Falmouth Coastguard launched the St Marys Lifeboat and contacted RNAS Culdrose who re-tasked an already airborne Sea King to the scene. After c 50 difficult minutes winching and manoeuvring in a howling gale, all 4 crew members were rescued and taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.


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DatesRotary Wing Aircraft UnitModels
    31dec09 UK 771 squadron Fleet Air Arm sea king

Not all models shown may have taken part in the Operation


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