EPIRB Alert Sparks Search for Fishing Vessel Off Newhaven
At 6am on Saturday morning, HM Coastguard received an EPIRB alert located three nautical miles off the coast at Seaford near Newhaven, from the EPIRB (emergency beacon) of a fishing vessel.
Another fishing vessel in the area responded to the Coastguard radio broadcasts and is helping with the search. The Coastguard rescue helicopter based at Solent will also join the air search.
The fishing vessel is a 45 foot scalloping vessel with three people on board. The search is ongoing.