So glad it worked out well. Cudos to all involved!
It's interesting to note that even in this day of ubiquitous iPhones and satphones and AIS
and all kinds of electronic gadgets, it was a 70-year old technology which saved the bacon: ham radio and marine SSB
This is just one of the recent disasters at sea in which ham and marine SSB
have been instrumental in effecting a rescue.
The lesson is simple: if you are venturing offshore
, it's a very good plan to have a working ham and/or marine SSB
aboard, as well as crew who are experienced and know how to use it.