Cotentin. Sea rescuers rescue a 61-year-old sailor with engine damage and fatigue

Cotentin. Sea rescuers rescue a 61-year-old sailor with engine damage and fatigue
Cotentin. Sea rescuers rescue a 61-year-old sailor with engine damage and fatigue

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Editorial La Presse de la Manche

Published on May 12, 2024 at 4:50 p.m.

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This Saturday May 11, 2024at 7:45 p.m., the Cross (Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue Center) Jobourg engaged the launch SNS 460-Cap Lévy II of Fermanville (Manche) in order to respond to the request for assistance issued by the skipper of 9 meter sailboat, Rose mary.

Aged 61, alone on boardleft the Netherlands to join Portugal, he found himself in trouble while he was sailing. In engine failuretired by his navigationthe skipper then requested assistance from Cross Jobourg.

Heading for Cherbourg

Arriving quickly in the area, the SNS460 then came alongside the sailboat and two of the five crew members were transhipped on board. Secondly, members of the SNSM (National Sea Rescue Society) carried out the checkup of the skipper and secured the sailboat before carrying out a tow pass between the two vessels.

At 9 p.m., the towing operation towards Cherbourg-en-Cotentin then began at a speed of 6 knots in a fairly thick mist. The convoy then entered the pass from the east and, once in small harborthere SNS460 took the sailboat in pairs before docking it at the waiting pontoon of the Chantereyne port at 11:15 p.m.

Once moored and paperwork carried out, the SNS 460-Cap Lévy II headed towards Fermanville for the end of the operation at 00:35.

From our correspondent Nathalie BONNEMAINS

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