Deon Langenhoven, NSRI Hermanus station commander, said:
Just after 21h00, Saturday, 01 October, NSRI Hermanus duty crew launched the Sea Rescue craft South Star to rendezvous with the yacht Baroness, with a solo sailor onboard, a male from Pretoria, aged in his 50’s, reporting to be adrift in windless conditions and with mechanical motor failure, 7 nautical miles off-shore of Hermanus.
On arrival on the scene the man was found safe and a towline was rigged and he was towed into the Hermanus harbour without incident.
He is reportedly sailing for Richards Bay and will effect repairs to his yacht before continuing.
Picture attached: taken by NSRI Hermanus, shows Baroness being moored in Hermanus Harbour.
TO REPORT A SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY DIAL 112 FROM A CELLPHONE