We went with the intention of delivering a pump to help them pump out but all four had abandoned to the liferaft
When the rescue services' arrived the vessel's crew had abandoned ship and were in the liferaft
This led me to consider if my 70-kilogram frame was better or worse, because thinner crew would suffer more from hypothermia but at least could board liferafts
He and his Belgian colleague Philippe took to the inflatable liferaft
after their 44ft (13.
The men called Solent Coastguard near Southampton 1,000 miles away when they were in the liferaft
because it was the only number they had in their satellite phone.
A Brixham coastguard spokesman said the four crew rescued from the liferaft
had been taken to hospital in Plymouth.
The situation deteriorated when the liferaft
began to deflate on day four.
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Around 15 minutes later, the crew of the Swanland Shipping Limited-owned vessel were hit by a wave as they prepared to launch a liferaft
A spokesman for Bond Air Services, which operates the helicopter, said all passengers and crew are safe in a liferaft
waiting to be picked up.
In film issued by the MoD, a crewman can be seen desperately waving from the liferaft
as the prince's helicopter picks up its emergency lights.