Five fishermen have been rescued off the coast of Lamberts Bay, on the West Coast, after their boat was damaged when it struck a whale. National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson, Craig Lambinon, says the boat sustained a crack in the
hull, causing it to take in water. He says fishermen on another vessel took the men on board, before they were transferred onto NSRI rescue boats. " On arrival on scene, the casualty boat was taken under tow. The five fishermen were transferred onto the sea rescue craft and their boat was towed to shore to the Lamberts Bay Harbour where the boat was recovered. The five fishermen were not injured in the incident and the NSRI commend the
fishermen who assisted them on the scene. They had been fishing when the incident happened. "