North Sea rescue after fishing boats collide


The crew of a Grimsby fishing vessel have been rescued after their boat was badly damaged in a collision with a Dutch trawler in the North Sea.

The Humber lifeboat escorted the Eventide back to port after Thursday's incident 100 miles off Spurn Point.

The fishing boat suffered significant damage when it was in collision with the Dutch beam trawler Miranda in fog, a Humber Coastguard spokesman said.

None of the four people on board the Eventide was injured.

The incident has been reported to the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

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