Friday, 26 October 2012

SEA RESCUE – RICHARDS BAY – Friday, 26th October, 2012. International yacht towed safely to Port

Cornel du Toit, NSRI Richard's Bay deputy station commander, said:

At 04h44 NSRI Richards Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the yacht Truant II with husband and wife, Otto and Marietta Ulrichs, from Wilhelmshaven, Germany, reporting engine mechanical damage and requiring assistance to get into the Port of Richard's Bay.

The couple, aged in their sixties, had endured 3 days of heavy weather, with gusting 30 knot winds and heavy sea swells, sailing from last Port of call in Reunion, and had rigged storm sails but on approaching their next Port of call, Richard's Bay, their motor had overheated and they requested assistance.

Our NSRI Richard's Bay volunteer sea rescue duty crew launched our sea rescue craft and responded to rendezvous with the yacht 7 nautical miles off-shore.

On arrival on-scene a tow-line was rigged and their yacht was towed safely into Port where they required no further assistance once safely berthed.


Released by:

Craig Lambinon
Sea Rescue Communications

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