Royal Navy saves 27 crew members from burning boat in Bay of Biscay

Royal Navy saves 27 crew members from burning boat in Bay of Biscay

Royal Navy saves 27 crew members from burning boat in Bay of Biscay

Written by Reuters

13 Mar, 2019 | 2:33 pm

The Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll rescued 27 crew members from a blazing boat overnight on March 10 and 11 in the Bay of Biscay around 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Brest, France.

The frigate was on her way back to Plymouth, England after being at sea for nine months when it received a mayday call from the merchant ship Grande America, as stated in a Royal Navy press release.

Despite difficult sea conditions, described by Lieutenant Commander Dave Tetchner as ‘horrendous’, the rescue team of Royal Marines managed to save all 27 sailors.

None of the crew suffered life-threatening injuries but some would require hospital treatment, the Royal Navy reported.

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