Sea rescue off the Suffolk coast

The ECC Topaz sinking off the Suffolk coast Credit: RNLI

An investigation has begun after three crewmen aboard a wind farm service vessel had to be rescued after a fire broke out onboard their boat off the Suffolk coast.

The men were onboard the ECC Topaz, 10 miles off the Lowestoft coast.

The ECC Topaz on fire off the Suffolk coast Credit: RNLI

They were winched to safety onto the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham.

The crew were taken to Norfolk's James Paget Hospital as a precaution. There were no serious injuries.

The vessel eventually sank.

RNLI crews on the way to rescue the crew from the vessel Credit: RNLI

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Sea rescue off the Suffolk coast

Three crewmen onboard a wind farm service vessel had to be rescued off the Suffolk coast after a fire broke out onboard, eventually sinking the vessel.