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FISHERY patrol ship HMS Tyne rescued two anglers.

The Portsmouth-based ship responded to an SOS call after the 23ft Gemma T fishing vessel was left drifting 18 miles off Portland at the weekend.

Tyne sent a fast boat to rescue the men before the ship towed their vessel to shore.

A spokesman for Portland Coastguard said: ‘HMS Tyne and her crew went far beyond any reasonable request for assistance in this incident and Portland Coastguard wish to acknowledge the generous actions of the Royal Navy.’

Lieutenant James Thompson of HMS Tyne said: ‘It was nice to help with the other side of fishery protection.’