Yacht Assists Crew in Atlantic Rescue

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
The largest single masted yacht in the world assists 33 foot yacht in Atlantic rescue. The Falmouth Coastguard were contacted by their colleagues at Thames Coastguard who received a telephone call from a lady crew member on the yacht Compromise competing in the ARC Challenge 2006. Falmouth Coastguard contacted the yacht and spoke to the lady crew member who reported that she had a medical emergency on board. Falmouth Coastguard initiated broadcast action to locate any vessel in the area that could assist. They received a response from the Mirabelle V, who offered their assistance to go and evacuate the three crew from the 32 foot yacht Compromise. At eight o'clock this evening, the Mirabelle V contacted Falmouth Coastguard to report that they had safely evacuated the three, and had set adrift the 32 foot yacht Compromise with a mast head light showing.

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