At 19h15 on Thursday 15 September 2016, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a man falling overboard from the 55 meter Cape Town based trawler Harvest Selina approximately 27 nautical miles off Saldanha. The vessel was sailing from St Helena to Saldanha.
The Mykonos Sea Rescue craft Spirit of Freemasonry was launched and proceeded to the search area joining six other vessels which were searching for him. Using drift patterns calculated for the area the Sea Rescue volunteers searched until 01h00 when the Sea Rescue craft, which was critically low on fuel, was forced to leave the search area.
It is believed that the man was wearing a bright yellow jacket but did not have a lifejacket on.
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