Dunbar Lifeboat goes to the aid of sinking fishing boat

Dunbar lifeboat is tonight helping a fishing boat that was in danger of sinking a mile North of the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth.

The boat, from Pittenweem in Fife, put out a mayday distress call at 20.42 tonight telling coastguards they were taking on water and their engine had stopped.

The trawler's leak has now been stemmed and Dunbar has been joined by North Berwick ILB and the Anstruther boat in pumping it out.

If the boat cannot restart its engine it will be towed to Pittenweem.