Australian woman rescued from yacht off the coast of South Africa

From Business Day Live. By Staff Writers.

THE National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) went to the aid of a yacht which was reported to have a snapped anchor chain and was being swept towards rocks at Mass Bay near Kleinmond on the Cape south coast on Saturday.

NSRI Gordons Bay and NSRI Hermanus launched sea rescue craft and on arrival at the scene found the yacht — with two local men and an Australian woman on board — aground on rocks.

“The woman was taken off the yacht, while the two crew men remained onboard and an NSRI rescuer was put aboard the yacht, a tow line was rigged and the yacht was pulled off the rocks using the NSRI Hermanus deep-sea rescue craft South Star,” the NSRI said in a statement.

The crew reported no damage to the yacht, which motored safely to Gordons Bay. No one was injured‚ the NSRI said. The woman was taken to Gordons Bay.

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