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Three rescued from Firth of Clyde after Arran tanker collision Achi-News

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Three rescued from Firth of Clyde after Arran tanker collision

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The fishing boat sank after the collision and none of the three rescued men are said to be injured.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) said lifeboats from its Arran and Troon stations rescued the men, who transferred them to the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS).

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch was notified, Police Scotland said.

The Herald: Two lifeboats were sent to the scene (stock photo)Two lifeboats were sent to the scene (stock photo) (Image: PA)

An RAF Poseidon aircraft also attended the scene, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At approximately 4pm on Thursday, 25 April 2024, we were informed of a collision at sea between a fishing vessel and a tanker in the Firth of Clyde, near Ardrossan.

“The HM Coastguard rescued three men and took them ashore.

“There are no reports of injuries.

“The fishing vessel sank and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has been notified.”

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A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense added: “RAF Poseidon was part of the emergency response”.

An RNLI spokesman said: “On Thursday 25 April, the Troon and Arran RNLI lifeboats launched to a fishing vessel in distress between the Isle of Arran and the Ayrshire coast.

“The casualties were taken back to Troon lifeboat station and transferred to the care of the ambulance service.”

Ferry company CalMac on X, formerly known as Twitter, announced that its MV Isle of Arran ferry has been delayed as a result.

HM Coastguard and the SAS have been contacted for comment.

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