Crews from HMCS Ottawa helped save crew members from a burning boat in a dramatic rescue off the coast of Uclulet Thursday night
A dramatic rescue off the coast of Ucluelet last night as crews from HMCS Ottawa helped rescue crew members from a burning boat.
A mayday call went out around 9:30 Thursday night from a 40 foot fishing boat, which was pulling a disabled fishing boat about 13 nautical miles off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The joint rescue coordination centre sent out a call and HMCS Ottawa was the closest vessel.
They got to the scene in just 20 minutes and rescued two people off the stern of the burning boat.
They were taken to Ucluelet and a coast guard vessel took over the two fishing boats.