At 17:00 Sea Rescue Mykonos received a call from Cape Town radio reporting that the vessel “Southern Star” with 3 persons on board,needed assistance, as they had run out of fuel 5nm off Stompneus Bay.
At 17:10 our crew was called out. At 17:30 the Mykonos Sea Rescue vehicle with Gemini Rescuer II on tow, left Mykonos for St Helena Bay. Upon reaching the vessel, the they assisted the Skipper, and pretty soon they were once again moving.
To ensure the safety of the crew, Gemini Rescuer II stayed alongside the vessel until it was safely back in the harbour. A very grateful skipper rewarded the crew with some lovely freshly caught Snoek, as well as making a financial donation.