RNLI crew help stricken wind farm vessel
E YORKS: The Humber RNLI lifeboat rushed to help a wind farm transfer vessel which was leaking water ten miles south east of Spurn Point.
The crew arrived on scene near Donna Nook.
On arrival the RNLI crew discovered the stricken boat's three crew and 12 passengers had already been transferred to a passing boat.
RNLI second coxswain Peter Hanscombe assessed the situation and decided to put two lifeboat crew and the salvage pump aboard.
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Crewman Ian Harms and Drew Baxter immediately started pumping out the engine room.
With the assistance of two more pumps passed to the vessel by a rescue helicopter, the water started to recede after almost two hours of pumping.
It was towed to Grimsby at about 6pm on Wednesday.