Rescue Underway Off NL Coast

Posted by on Saturday, June 10, 2017

There is a rescue operation in progress off our shore.

Joint Task Force Atlantic says that there are three vessels in distress 900 nautical miles off the coast.

Of the three boats, one was dismantled and others suffered rigging and hull damage.

The sailing vessels in distress are continuing to battle with strong winds up to 35 knots (63 km/h) and waves of up to 10 metres.

All three ships are spread over a span of more than 150 nautical miles in violent seas, necessitating multiple ships for the rescue to different locations.

Container ships approaching the location are prevented from nearing the sailing vessels due to their size and sea conditions.

The Team

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