Three sailors on their way back from a night ‘on the tiles’ had to be rescued by lifeboat crews after getting lost whilst trying to return back to their ship in the dead of night.
The three had left their vessel, a cargo ship, that was anchored off the Somerset coast in order to get a taste of the nightlife in Barry, South Wales on Wednesday evening.
After enjoying a night away from the ship, the trio attempted to return back to their vessel using one of the ships tenders that had been left ‘in-situ’ after the ‘outbound’ journey.
They had set off at around 03:45 hours but were reported as missing three hours later.
Search and rescue teams found the three at around 08:30 hours on Flat Holm island which is around 3.5nm off the Welsh coast.
According to the RNLI, the three hapless sailors were crew members on the Dutch-registered coaster ‘Alana Evita’.
South Wales Police confirmed that it had been working with HM Coastguard and the RNLI and added that the three men, one Russian, one Dutch and one Filipino, were “now being assisted by police officers”.
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