Mike Shaw, NSRI Mykonos duty coxswain, said:
At 12h38, Friday, 02 February, NSRI Mykonos duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from family members of 3 fishermen on a small 3 meter single fishing boat with reported motor mechanical failure off-shore of Paternoster.
The sea rescue craft Gemini Rescuer II was towed to Paternoster and launched.
Following a brief search the casualty craft was located 1 nautical off-shore in an approximately 20 knot wind with the 3 fishermen, locals from Paternoster aged 43, were found safe onboard and rowing towards the shore but struggling against the wind.
Our sea rescue craft towed the casualty craft to shore where it was recovered.
The fishermen were reunited with family and no further assistance was required.
The sea rescue craft Gemini Rescuer II arriving on the scene finding the 3 local Paternoster fishermen adrift at sea.
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