At 6pm on 23 November, Belfast coastguard operations centre was alerted to the incident. The fishing vessel’s EPIRB activated after they had abandoned their boat and the Isle Of Man registered 10 metre fishing vessel sank shortly afterwards.

HM Coastguard requested the launch of RNLI lifeboats from Port St Mary and Port Erin and the coastguard rescue helicopter from Caernarfon. The crew were found and very fortunately for them they were both wearing their life jackets and they were recovered safely by another fishing vessel and escorted ashore by the Port Erin RNLI lifeboat.