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Pictured: Aerial view of Barry, south Wales.<br />
Re: Three sailors left cargo ship Alana Evita, moored two miles off Minehead on Tuesday night. The sailors left the ship in the evening on a rigid inflatable boat and headed for Barry in south Wales. They were reported overdue at 7am on Wednesday morning. The three had attempted to make their way back from Barry to Minehead on the rigid inflatable boat but got lost in foggy conditions in the channel.<br />
Minehead RNLI’s Atlantic class lifeboat and Barry Dock’s Trent all-weather lifeboat were launched just after 7am on Wednesday morning to assist in the search. As the search continued two lifeboats from Penarth RNLI, the Atlantic 85 and D-class lifeboat, along with Ilfracombe RNLI’s Shannon class lifeboat also launched to assist at around 8am. All five lifeboats lifeboats carried out detailed searches along their coastlines.<br />
The sailors were found safe but very cold on Flat Holm Island at around 8:30am the same day by Penarth RNLI volunteers. After being assessed by the RNLI volunteers the Coastguard 187 helicopter landed on the island to further assess the casualties but it was decided they were well enough to return to land by lifeboat.<br />
All lifeboats have now been stood down and are returning to their relative stations.
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Pictured: Aerial view of Barry, south Wales.
Re: Three sailors left cargo ship Alana Evita, moored two miles off Minehead on Tuesday night. The sailors left the ship in the evening on a rigid inflatable boat and headed for Barry in south Wales. They were reported overdue at 7am on Wednesday morning. The three had attempted to make their way back from Barry to Minehead on the rigid inflatable boat but got lost in foggy conditions in the channel.
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