Catamaran and crew brought to safety on Valentine’s Day

2016-02-14 14:33

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – A catamaran that got into difficulty on Saturday night has been safely brought to shore, a National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) official has said.  

NSRI Durban deputy station commander Andre Fletcher said rescue services were engaged after the 36-foot catamaran, Galileo, contacted the Transnet National Ports Authority for assistance.  

Fletcher said the catamaran – carrying the skipper from Hermanus, and his crewman, from Vilanculos, Mozambique – were reported to be struggling against stormy weather conditions after its motor and batteries failed.

Their last port of call was Bazaruto, Mozambique.

"Our Durban sea rescue craft Eikos Rescuer II was launched and with communications assisted by Telkom Maritime Radio Services, at 01:30 we rendezvoused with the casualty Catamaran 28 nautical miles South of Durban, in the vicinity of Aliwal Shoal."

Fletcher said rescuers found both crewmen safe but battling North Easterly winds of up to 15 knots and a two-meter swell.

"A towline was rigged and through the severe lightning and thunder storm we towed the casualty Catamaran to the port of Durban, without incident, arriving safely at 08:00 on Sunday... By 09:00 the casualty catamaran was safely berthed and they required no further assistance."

Read more on:    nsri

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

How to open a beer bottle without an opener

Do the right thing and never be thirsty again…

 
 

You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.