Video: Belgian trawler sinks off Cornwall

A Belgian trawler sank off the British coast last night.  The crew that consisted of four Dutch fishermen were all rescued.  The trawler went down after hitting rocks.

The Sylvia Mary, based in Zeebrugge, hit rocks in the vicinity of Land’s End in Cornwall.  How the accident was able to happen is unclear.

“An investigation will have to establish why the trawler hit the rocks” says Dries Boodts of the Maritime Rescue and Coordination centre in Ostend. “The British coast guard rescued the four-man crew and they are now safe and sound.  All members of the crew were Dutch nationals.  The vessel couldn’t be saved and went down quite quickly”.

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