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Fishing boat sinks off Cornwall coast

One boat owner may be forced to claim on theirĀ angling insurance after a fishing vessel sank off the coast of Cornwall.

The BBC reports how two lifeboats were called to the scene just west of Looe Island when a distress single was sent by the Norvik.

However, despite the efforts of the crew on board the Atlantic-class Alan and Margaret and D-Class Ollie Naismith failed to save the boat.

The incident occurred at 06:50 BST and was caused by the ship hitting some rocks.

Those on board at the time of the crash were rescued by a nearby fishing boat named the Jane Louise, which responded to a mayday alert.

Following the unsuccessful attempt to keep the vessel afloat using a salvage pump, the lifeboats retrieved the debris and brought it ashore.

Looe Lifeboat Station was opened in 2003 and contains a purpose-built Royal National Lifeboat Institution shop, as well as a training room and observation point.

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