At 12h00, Saturday, 29th October, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following reports from the skipper of Atlantic yachting (Andre van de Linda) that they had come across a sailing dinghy with two men onboard that appeared to have a broken mast in the vicinity of the Saldanha Bay Iron Ore jetty.
There was a strong wind in excess of 25 knots and extremely choppy sea.
NSRI Mykonos sea rescue craft Gemini Rescuer II was on the water conducting routine training and responded immediately toward the vicinity of the Saldhana bay Iron Ore Jetty.
On arrival on the scene the yacht was standing-by at the dinghy with two local sailors onboard and a damaged mast and both sailors were found to be in good spirits and they were wearing life jackets.
NSRI set up a tow and the dinghy with the two sailors on-board was towed into Club Mykonos without incident. NSRI shore crew then drove one of the sailors back to Saldhana so they could fetch their trailer and their boat was recovered.
NSRI commend Atlantic yachting for raising the alarm and staying on scene as safety for the 2 sailors until NSRI arrived.
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