A member of the Belgian Navy was injured on a warship prompting calls to rescue teams.

The Harwich All Weather Lifeboat was launched to the Sunk Anchorage area, 14 miles off Harwich at 10.45 am on Tuesday.

A man had sustained cuts to his hands whilst aboard the warship and was in need of hospital treatment.

Crews helped transfer the injured man and a translator onto the lifeboat.

They were then taken back to Harwich lifeboat station where they where met by paramedics.