VOS Discovery to the Rescue!
Yesterday morning, while undertaking a routine cargo run into Great Yarmouth, the VOS Discovery responded to a distress call.
The distress call came from the Norfolk Tern, a wind farm workboat, which had suffered a fire on-board. Although the fire had been successfully extinguished by the Norfolk Tern crew members, one of them was suffering from smoke inhalation.
VOS Discovery launched her daughter craft and transferred a crew member on to the Norfolk Tern to administer oxygen. VOS Discovery remained in close proximity until the injured person was airlifted to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
Press release, January 21, 2014; Image: Vroon