Three men rescued near Mossel Bay

Mluleki Mrwebi
24 February 2013

The National Sea Rescue Institute volunteer sea rescue duty crew responded to a call following reports of an unidentified yacht requesting assistance in South West of Mossel Bay.

 NSRI Spokesperson Craig Lambinon said no further information was provided and no contact details, name of the boat, radio contact or nature of the assistance required could be established.

Lambinon also said the NSRI Mossel Bay were placed on alert no response was initiated as there was no certainty of where the boat was or what the problem was.

He further said another call was received from NSRI Knysna informing that the yacht requiring assistance was the MATTI HAY HU suffering motor failure and requesting assistance to get to Mossel Bay harbour with 3 crew onboard.

The three men onboard that are from Cape Town were delivering the boat to Port Owen from Knysna.

Lambinon added that on arrival on-scene they found that a private boat had assisted the 3 casualty males, who are all from Eagle Park, Cape Town, to right their small 4.2 meter boat and to all get back onto their boat, and the NSRI Kommetjie boat escorted them to shore while they paddled to shore, a short distance.


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