sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Australia Cruising USA Cruising Canada Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Photo Gallery FishingBoating Video Gallery Newsletters

 

Sail-World.com : German Sailors Rescued from Reef

German Sailors Rescued from Reef

'Sagitta, taking water at the stern, photo courtesy Australian Customs'    .    Click Here to view large photo

The crew of the Australian Customs vessel (ACV) StormBay have plucked three German men to safety from their stricken yacht in waters near the Raine Island entrance to the Great Barrier Reef, in the second rescue from the treacherous reef waters in a month.

It is only four weeks since British sailor Peter Turner and a crew member Tim Wood were rescued by an Emergency Management Queensland helicopter after their yacht Asolare crashed into Moore Reef near Willis Island, 420km east of Cairns.

This is the cruising season when many foreign and local yachts are making their way to Darwin on their way to Asia and the Mediterranean

The German sailors were on board their 10 metre sloop, the Sagitta, when they hit the reef late Saturday afternoon. When the yacht started taking on water the men set off a German coded emergency beacon.

German authorities received the distress signal and contacted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's (AMSA) Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Canberra.

A Customs Coastwatch plane and Horn Island helicopter were sent to the area - about 160 km southeast of Cape York - where the stricken vessel was located.

The Coastwatch aircraft issued a distress broadcast and StormBay, which was on patrol in the area, responded immediately.

Around 8:00pm that evening, crew of StormBay retrieved the three men who received medical assessments on board. Two men aged 56 and 60 and the third, who was 76, were all in good health.

Commanding Officer Storm Bay, Paul Hemmings, said today the rescue had gone well.

'With dire weather closing in on Saturday night and the possibility the situation could easily deteriorate, we were pleased to get the three men safely on board StormBay.'

No attempts to tow the yacht were made by StormBay due to the damage sustained to the vessel and the weather conditions.

AMSA has issued a hazard warning to mariners to inform them of the yacht's current location.

The yacht was on passage from Brisbane to Darwin, but is not believed to be part of the Blue Water Rally which is currently transiting the area.

The StormBay arrived in Cairns this morning with the three men, who had stayed with their yacht while waiting to be rescued, thus making it easier to find them.

.




by Australian Customs

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=48417

8:24 PM Mon 1 Sep 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World







The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show by Greg Nicoll with Frank Leffelaar and Friends,


Are you ready to enter that marina? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida














Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons by Australian Maritime Safety Authority,




World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali by World Cruising Club,
















World ARC crews in Bali by World Cruising Club,


Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida












The Boat Cookbook by BoatBooks,










World ARC fleet now arriving in Bali
Governor’s Cup Yacht race - Great for cruisers and racers alike
Cowes Breakwater causes new tidal flow
EU Naval flagship- frigate assist yacht twice maydays in pirate zone
An offer a Galley Guy cannot refuse
Dinghy Safety - More to think about
World ARC fleet to enter Indian Ocean for the first time
What can you do to prevent electrocution and ESD?
Pack this sailing gear for 'hands-free' lighting
Salty Dawg Rally Seminar Series planned October 8 in Annapolis
Europe tightens up on skippers competency certification
World ARC fleet departs Darwin under full sail
NOAA expedition discovers ship’s timepiece silent for nearly 200 years
Blue Planet Odyssey - Northwest Passage gate opens
A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6.0 now available
BNS Leopold I to commence counter-piracy operations
Africa Europe Challenge introduces 'Spectator's Package'
Wanted youth circumnavigators on a 'Voyage of Imagination'
Niagara-on-the-Lake, a popular cruising destination in Canada
The crowd-pleasing comforts of catamaran cruising
Death by Dinghy   
'Sailing Stones' of Death Valley seen in action for the first time   
Coast Guard searching for two boaters near St. Petersburg   
20 coral species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act   
Shanghai to San Francisco in under 2 hours via supersonic sub   
PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014 - 2 for £24 ticket offer ends soon   
A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation!   
How amazingly awe-inspiring the Arctic really is   
New atlas provides thorough audit of marine life in the Southern Ocean   
European Odyssey boats arrive in Lanzarote + Video   
Multiagency rescue at Dunraven Bay + Video   
Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys   
World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin   
Dangers of the Dinghy trip back to your boat   
European Odyssey visits Porto   
Timeless Tonga - Charter sailing in a Polynesian paradise *Feature   
A fine conclusion to the ARC Baltic 2014   
Where in the world are our strongest corals?   
Baltic 4 Nations fleet arrive into Stralsund City Marina   
Huff of Arklow nearing completion, expected on the water next month   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW CRU NH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT