On Sunday evening the National
Sea and Rescue Institute Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet
National Ports Authority following a request for urgent assistance from the 48
foot yacht Clifton with 6 crew on board reporting to be taking water
approximately 1 Nautical mile off-shore of Jutten Island, 5 nautical miles from
our sea rescue base in Mykonos
“We launched our sea rescue craft Spirit
of Freemasonry and on arrival on scene all 6 crew were taken off their yacht
onto our sea rescue craft.” Craig Lambinon said.
The crew all men aged between
50 and 60 year olds, two from London, United Kingdom and the remaining crew
from Cape Town were not injured.
“They were brought to our sea rescue base
and had made arrangements from there.” Lambinon concluded.
The yacht was listing and
partly submerged. It is unknown what caused the yacht to take water.
Labels: NSRI rescues 6 Crew members off Mykonos coastline