Sunday, June 15, 2008

NSRI rescue crew from capsized yacht

By Henry Booysen
15 June 2008


The National Sea Rescue Institute rescued four crew members safely last night after the yacht they were travelling in capsized at Cape Point.

According to NSRI Simonstown Station Commander Darren Zimmerman they were alerted after a female reported that her husband and three others were in trouble as the yacht they were in was taking water fast and sinking about 5 nautical miles off Cape Point.

“NSRI Simonstown launched its rescue craft and alerted the NSRI Gordon’s Bay for assistance,” says Zimmerman.

Zimmerman elaborated the crew had launched distress flares to make it easier for assistance to locate them.

The four crew members were found in a life boat and not injured were taken to Simonstown where they later left home.

National Sea Rescue Institure spokesperson Craig Lambinon says the survivors report they have not slept yet and are overwhelmed that they were rescued.

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