Three men have been rescued after their fishing trawler took on water and sunk off the NSW south coast today.
About 7.30am, emergency services were called to Bass Point, Shellharbour, following reports a boat was sinking.
The 22 metre fishing trawler came into trouble when it hit rough seas about 15 nautical miles east of Bass Point.
The three men abandoned the trawler and boarded a life raft, before being airlifted to a cricket oval in Shellharbour by helicopter around 9.30am.
All three were found to be suffering mild hypothermia but were otherwise unharmed.
They were treated at the shore by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The boat is believed to have sunk to the sea floor.
Investigations into the cause of the incident are continuing.