Emergency Services battle the elements to save crew after vessel sunk off Ramsgate

The UK Coastguard has coordinated an extensive search and rescue effort in strong winds and rough seas overnight. 

As many feared a Tidal Surge the emergency service workers battled the elements to save all crew on board. 

Intotal seven people were pulled from the sea by a helicopter in what can only be described as challenging circumstances. 

Confirming that a  90m cargo vessel sunk approximately 35 nautical miles north east of Ramsgate. 

The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopters from Lydd and Lee-on-Solent, the RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat, a Dutch search and rescue helicopter and multiple merchant vessels have all assisted in the search and rescue effort.
Steve Carson, UK Coastguard Duty Commander said: 

“Following a MAYDAY broadcast from the sinking vessel, we sent multiple assets to the scene to rescue the crew who abandoned ship. 

“The weather on scene has been challenging but we are pleased to report that all the crew have been rescued and are on their way to hospital.”