Astonishing photos have emerged showing the moment a fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Scotland, sending the crew flee for safety in a lifeboat.

Ocean Maid BA55 capsized around 5:50 a.m. local time Monday off the coast of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire in Scotland, the Fraserburgh Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) said.

RNLI then responded to a distress call by the four-person crew, who quickly abandoned the ship for a lifeboat. 

One crew member was transferred to the hospital, while the other three were deemed fine by the Scottish Ambulance Service, STV News reported.

All four crew members were rescued.
All four crew members were rescued.
Aberdeenshire Aerial Photography
The boat ran aground shortly before 6 a.m. BST on Monday.
The boat ran aground shortly before 6 a.m. BST on Monday.
Aberdeenshire Aerial Photography

“The boat went aground at a notorious black spot which has seen many ships wrecked over the years,” RNLI wrote on Facebook. The update also shared several gloomy photos of the wreck, just a few yards from the Sovereign BF380, which partially sank in 2005.

“Well done to all involved,” one commenter wrote. Another followed up with “Excellent teamwork by the lifeboat crew…so glad to hear all the men safe and back onshore.”

The vessel ran into trouble in a notorious "black spot."
The vessel ran into trouble in a notorious “black spot.”
Aberdeenshire Aerial Photography
One crew member was reportedly taken to the hospital.
One crew member was reportedly taken to the hospital.
Aberdeenshire Aerial Photography

The incident comes after a month after a tourist boat sank off the Galapagos Islands, leaving four dead and several others missing.



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