Five rescued after trawler sinks in Channel

11th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Five French fishermen were plucked from raging seas on Monday after their trawler sank in a storm off the Channel island of Guernsey.

   CHERBOURG, France, March 11, 2008 - Five French fishermen were
plucked from raging seas on Monday after their trawler sank in a storm off the
Channel island of Guernsey, maritime officials said.
   Two nearby fishing boats managed to rescue all five crew members after
their trawler, which sailed from the port of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, sank to
the west of Guernsey at around 6:00 pm (1700 GMT).
   The area was battered by winds of 110 kilometres (65 miles) per hour, with
waves of seven to eight metres (23 to 26 feet).
   French officials had rushed a helicopter and a rescue aircraft to search
the sector after receiving the trawler's distress call.

AFP 

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