Watch: AMSA Rescues Damaged Yacht Crew 150KM East Flinders Island, Bass Strait

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.

AMSA Recues in Bass Strait
Image Credits: amsa.gov.au – Youtube

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.

Rescue footage

(Note: this video has no sound).

Reference: amsa.gov.au

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