Crew activated their distress beacon around 8.45 am on Sunday after their rudder sustained damage and the vessel began taking on water. Our Challenger jet from Melbourne located the yacht pitching in rough seas.
Two rescue helicopters from Ambulance Victoria winched the crew members to safety by 1.30 pm while a merchant vessel, Trans Future Seven, provided cover from the elements. Victoria Police and Marine Rescue New South Wales also provided assistance during the rescue.
(Note: this video has no sound).