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Old 16-10-2012, 08:28   #1
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A Good News Story- NSW Rescue

Often it seems we find ourselves talking about bad stuff. Accidents, cruisers gone missing or victims of violent crime, paying too much for a boat/ repairs/ moorage, etc... I just read this story and felt thankful for being reminded that people do go out of their way to help strangers from time to time...

Air Canada Crews Help Locate Yacht In Distress

Air Canada crews helps locate yacht in distress off Australia - Yahoo! News Canada
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Old 16-10-2012, 08:44   #2
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Often it seems we find ourselves talking about bad stuff. Accidents, cruisers gone missing or victims of violent crime, paying too much for a boat/ repairs/ moorage, etc... I just read this story and felt thankful for being reminded that people do go out of their way to help strangers from time to time...

Air Canada Crews Help Locate Yacht In Distress

Air Canada crews helps locate yacht in distress off Australia - Yahoo! News Canada
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Nice to know there's someone out there willing to lend a hand.
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Old 16-10-2012, 20:59   #4
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Unusual rescue story

"Ladies and Gentlemen, We shall be delayed in our flight from Canada, if you have window seat would you please look out the window for a stranded possibly sinking yacht. Welcome to Australia!"


Glad it turned out safely

Dramatic rescue as commercial jets find stranded yachtsman
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Thanks Canada. We owe ya one :-D
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Often it seems we find ourselves talking about bad stuff. Accidents, cruisers gone missing or victims of violent crime, paying too much for a boat/ repairs/ moorage, etc... I just read this story and felt thankful for being reminded that people do go out of their way to help strangers from time to time...

Air Canada Crews Help Locate Yacht In Distress

Air Canada crews helps locate yacht in distress off Australia - Yahoo! News Canada
Hats off to air canada and the crew. An hour and a half late into Sydney, the extra fuel to search and drop to 10000 feet to circle the boat a couple of times and disrupt the travel plans of a number of passengers who missed thier connections, and hardly a complaint from anyone.
Bloody good effort!!
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Hats off to air canada and the crew. An hour and a half late into Sydney, the extra fuel to search and drop to 10000 feet to circle the boat a couple of times and disrupt the travel plans of a number of passengers who missed thier connections, and hardly a complaint from anyone.
Bloody good effort!!
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Yes! Go Air NZ
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Great Story, but a good thing they did not have to ask a Carnival Crise ship to divert!
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Yachtie rescued of NSW Coast

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/dramatic-r...017-27pwj.html
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Re: Yachtie rescued of NSW Coast

Looks like he is dragging a drogue, But its not keeping him into the waves, he looks like he is beam on to the waves,
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Well he is safe now.

I heard on the radio that he had lost his mast and was running out of fuel !

[ however news reports are often a little sensationalised]
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Re: Yachtie rescued of NSW Coast

Hopefully he "accidentally" left his EPIRB on the yacht and turned on so that the yacht can be salvaged.

A commercial fisherman that I was speaking to once told me how much he looked forward to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and when yachts are abandoned. His comment was that you need to catch a hell of a lot of fish to equal the value of a yacht which is often a simple matter of just towing it back into the nearest port.

I bet the hunt is on in earnest for this one.
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Just glad it was not me after I sailed through much of the same weather and battled a 50 knot westerly to get into Newcastle.

I was impressed though that they knew his position within minutes via his GPS type Epirb. I am up for a new one and am now happy to pay the extra for the GPS version.
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Well he is safe now.

I heard on the radio that he had lost his mast and was running out of fuel !

[ however news reports are often a little sensationalised]
The picture on the web looked like the mast had broken roughly halfway. Not a bad looking yacht either.
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