Fishermen lucky to be alive after boat was hit by

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Seven fishermen were “fortunate not to be killed” after their boat was hit by an underwater German wartime bomb.

Five crew members on board the Galwad-Y-Mor suffered significant injuries – some life-changing – after the explosion on 15 December off the Norfolk coast.

A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report into the incident said: “Although the physical injuries were significant to five of the seven crew, they were fortunate not to be killedThe impact we have o.”

Galwad-Y-Mor suffered structural damage, the MAIB report said. Pic: MAIB
Report on the investigation of a subsea explosion resulting in crew injuries and vessel damage to the crab potting vessel Galwad-Y-Mor (BRD 116) 22 nautical miles north of Cromer, England on 15 December 2020The more contagious virus variant first identified in Britain..

The fishermen had been hauling a string of 100 crab pots from the seabed when they noticed “a lot of tension” on the main line, the MAIB report said.

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