Last week an AB-412 SAR helicopter from Leeuwarden air base brought 3 crew members of a Belgian fishing boat to safety. The crew members were hoisted on board the helicopter using a rescue rope.
On Wednesday night, the shrimp boat ‘Zeldenrust’ stranded on a breakwater on the coast near Petten in the province of Noord-Holland . The ship’s propeller had got caught in a fishnet, rendering her unmanageable.
The AB-412 helicopters of Leeuwarden air base are on call for rescue operations 24/7. The aircraft are part of Defence Helicopter Command of the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
Press Release, October 24, 2013; Image: Defensie