Port Lincoln SES retrieve fishermen off Taylor's Island

MOVING: Port Lincoln SES rescue vessel Yakata 81 will move to pier one at the Port Lincoln Marina. Picture: supplied
MOVING: Port Lincoln SES rescue vessel Yakata 81 will move to pier one at the Port Lincoln Marina. Picture: supplied

Two local fishermen were brought back to Port Lincoln after being stranded off the Lincoln National Park Thursday evening.

Port Lincoln State Emergency Service volunteers responded just after 6pm to a request for help after the fishermen experienced engine failure in their vessel near Taylor's Island.

Rescue vessel Yakata 81 responded with three volunteers on board and was able to find the vessel about 30 minutes later thanks to good sea conidtions.

The vessel was transported back to the entrance of the vessel back to the entrance of the marina at 10pm and the vessel was assisted by another to return to its berth.

The SES has thanked Gary Smith from Tumby Bay Volunteer Marine Radio who provided volunteers with additional information during the retreival.

Meanwhile the unit is preparing to move Yakata 81 to a new location after being situated near the Marina Hotel.

Calypso Star Charters had donated the berth after the unit bought its custom made boat lift with Sarin Group donations towards covering power and water costs.

However the berth has been required back and with some assistance the SES will be moving to Pier One in the marina, located closer to the marina entrance.

The unit has thanked Sarin Group and Calypso Star Charters for their assistance.

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