37.6 C
Australia
Thursday, November 26, 2020

Three yachtsmen saved by police after 5 days at sea

Must Read

NSW weather: severe thunderstorm warning issued

A severe weather thunderstorm warning for damaging winds and large hailstones has been issued across multiple parts of NSW.Marble-sized hail has pelted parts...

Geelong and Lara residents urged to get examined after COVID present in wastewater

Well being authorities are urgently warning residents in a small variety of Victorian suburbs to get examined after COVID was ‘unexpectedly’ present in...
The Indian Telegraphhttps://theindiantelegraph.com.au/
Established in 2007, The Indian Telegraph is a multi award winning digital media company based in Australia.


Yachtsmen who were stuck at sea for five days after the mast snapped off their vessel have finally reached dry land.

Police had been working to help the three men and bring them back to shore since Monday, as they drifted in the Tasman Sea.

A police vessel tows the listless yacht into Nelson Bay at Port Stephens on Saturday. It was a week-long operation save the yachtsmen. Picture: Supplied by NSW Police
media_cameraA police vessel tows the listless yacht into Nelson Bay at Port Stephens on Saturday. It was a week-long operation save the yachtsmen. Picture: Supplied by NSW Police

The yachtsmen issued a mayday distress call around 10pm on Monday after the 11.5m Solar Coaster they were steering de-masted, some 100 nautical miles (about 185km) west of Lord Howe Island.

The call sparked a joint search by NSW Police Force’s Marine Area Command and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

About midmorning on Tuesday, a plane dropped fuel, a satellite phone and other supplies to the trio.

The crew of the 11.5m Solar Coaster head into Nelson Bay after a week long police operation to rescue them and their yacht: Supplied by NSW Police
media_cameraThe crew of the 11.5m Solar Coaster head into Nelson Bay after a week long police operation to rescue them and their yacht: Supplied by NSW Police

The satellite phone allowed the crew to communicate with a police vessel, which intercepted the Solar Coaster some 200 nautical miles (about 370km) from the NSW coast on Thursday.

The police vessel, which had towed the yacht for almost two days, arrived at Nelson Bay, Port Stephens about 10.30am (AEDT) on Saturday when the men were reunited with their families.

Originally published as Men stranded at sea for 5 days reach land

Latest News

IBAC: Former Vic MP Judith Graley denies being pressured by developer over rezoning plan

A former state Labor MP was branded among the many ‘fab 4’ by a developer who thought she’d assist his pursuits.A former Labor...

Geelong and Lara residents urged to get examined after COVID present in wastewater

Well being authorities are urgently warning residents in a small variety of Victorian suburbs to get examined after COVID was ‘unexpectedly’ present in...

Jarryd Hayne intercourse assault trial: sister of accuser’s texts detailed in court docket

The sister of the lady accusing NRL star Jarryd Hayne of sexual assault has instructed a court docket about what the pair texted...

Myer, David Jones launch big reductions for Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Two of Australia’s premier malls have slashed a whole lot of {dollars} off Dyson vacuums for the Black Friday gross sales.David Jones and...

Marnus Labuschagne: Aussie run-machine ready for the Indian bowlers out to take him down

The more runs you make, the more the opposition puts a target on you and Marnus Labuschagne knows he is in India’s sightsMarnus...