Windcat 33 to the Rescue


Last week, a vessel working on one of Centrica’s offshore wind farms off Grimsby helped bring a stranded fishing boat back to harbour, Centrica reported on its social media pages.

After the fishing vessel Melanie S had run out of fuel in the waters off Grimsby, its crew broadcasted a radio message to the Cleethorpes coastguard asking for assistance. 

Windcat 33, which was nearby at the time as one of the vessels working on the Lincs offshore wind farm, overheard the message. Skipper Brian Smith responded offering his services to the coastguard and towed back the fishing vessel to the harbour, Centrica said.

Smith said: “The North Sea is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world, but we see ourselves as a community out here. We’re all just doing a job and it’s important we look out for one another.” 

Photos: Centrica

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