Ian Gross, NSRI Table Bay duty coxswain, said:
At 21h12, Friday, 16th February, NSRI Table Bay were alerted following a request for assistance from the Brazilian yacht Pincoya, with 4 crew onboard, sailing from Brazil to Cape Town, last Port of call Port Elizabeth, reporting loss of motor power and although under sail and in no danger they requested assistance to get into the Port of Table Bay on their arrival.
They were nearing the Port of Table Bay at the time
Our NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated and our sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom was launched and wen took the yacht under tow just off-shore of Green Point and we towed them to the V&A Waterfront without incident where once safely berthed no further assistance was required.
Earlier in the day, at 08h38, NSRI Table Bay crew responded to the Marina at Bascule at the V&A Waterfront to investigate reports of an accident at a yacht at a berthing there.
Information about the accident was unclear and as a precaution NSRI Table rescue swimmers and NSRI Table Bay medical crew responded.
On arrival on the scene a private ambulance service were in attendance with V&A Waterfront security staff and NSRI crew assisted paramedics to treat a woman for injuries sustained, a suspected fractured shoulder and a laceration to her leg, from a fall from a yacht mast after the woman fell while working on a yacht mast.
The woman was transported to hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.