25 March 2013

Yacht rescue drama

Yacht rescue drama Tasmania News - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania: "FOUR men had to be rescued after their yacht overturned when its mast broke off, leaving the quartet clinging to the vessel's hull in rough seas off northern Tasmania. The men had been racing in the 9m trimaran Flagmaster about 8km off Devonport on Saturday afternoon when they abandoned the race because of wild waves, police said. On its way to port, the boat speared off one wave and into another, causing it to lose its mast and capsize. The yacht's skipper told police that they had been sailing about 20 knots at the time. Waves were averaging 3m high, with some peaking at 5m. It took crew members 25 minutes to reach and activate an emergency beacon (EPIRB) at 2.30pm, prompting a police rescue boat and helicopter search. A police boat found them less than an hour later, clinging to the hull. The crew had to swim to the police boat for rescue. . . . " (read more at link above)

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