Six rescued as Banff boat Audacious sinks in North Sea
- 10 August 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
Six fishermen have been rescued after their boat sank in the North Sea off Aberdeen.
The crew on board the Banff-registered Audacious made it into a life-raft, 47 miles off the coast, before being picked up.
Aberdeen Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue after the alarm was raised at about 15:30 on Friday.
Water had been reported above the boat's engines. Two rescue helicopters were dispatched to the scene.
One was from RAF Lossiemouth and the other from a Danish naval ship which was in Aberdeen Harbour on a goodwill visit to the city.
There were no reports of injuries and no-one had to be transferred to hospital.
The coastguard spokesman said it was not yet known what had caused the fishing boat to sink.