Ballarat fishermen rescued after boat sinks off Portland

By Accidents

The vessel of 4 Ballarat fishermen sank off Portland yesterday in the morning and had to be rescued by charter boat. The fishermen were trying to catch tuna in the place named the Horsehoe 25 nm from the coast when suddenly their boat started sinking.
The weather and the sea were good and the reason for the sinking is probably hull failure according to Portland Coast Guard.
"They began taking on water faster than they could get rid of it."
The fishermen sent a radio signal for help, nearby charter boat was at 1 mile away from their location. The captain of the fishermen's boat fired a flare and had to wait for help.
Finally the fishermen were rescued and sent to Portland without injuries.