VIDEO: The crew of Sea Breeze rescued in the English Channel

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Sea Breeze, 285-ft a cargo vessel registered in Barbados and managed by Shipmar Co LTD (based in Moscow), issued a distress signal on March 9. The crew reported water ingress. The ship was on her way from Liverpool to Shoreham loaded with 2,750 tons of limestone and had six crew members on board. The incident happened 11 miles of Lizard, United Kingdom, around 7 UTC. 

Boats of Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Lizard and Falmouth), rescue helicopter and coastguards were sent to the accident. The operation was supported by HMS Tyne, a Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel. They tried to pump out the water but the attempt was unsuccessful and the vessel was abandoned at around 8:40 UTC. A spokesman from Royal National Lifeboat Institution stated that the pumps were not able to take out the water. The crew members were rescued by the RNLI team.

According to the manager of Falmouth Coastguard Watch, Alex Greig, the crew members suffered only minor injuries like grazes and cuts and were taken safely ashore. Sea Breeze has been towed to St Austell by the tug boat James Dalton. The damages of the vessel will be investigated by divers.

Video of the rescue operation by RNLI: