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Industrial More rescues drifting sailing yacht

Industrial More rescues drifting sailing yacht

26/03/14

Dutch flagged cargo vessel 'Industrial More' was contacted by the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard on Tuesday March 25th at 07.47 hrs UTC. The vessel of Dutch shipping company CFL was asked to proceed immediately to a position approximately 50 nm North of Colombia after a distress call was send by the Canadian flagged sailing yacht 'VOYA'. The yacht, with 2 crew members onboard, lost it's rudder and was drifting at sea. The Captain of Industrial More immediately changed course and was able to reach the helpless 33 foot sailing yacht within 1,5 hours after the initial distress call. After arrival, towing lines were attached and the sailing yacht was safely towed towards Aruba. The Industrial More arrived in the territorial waters near Aruba at 23.00 hrs where local authorities took over the tow and the Industrial More was able to continue it's voyage to Puerto Cabello in Venezuela. CFL compliments Captain and Crew of the Industrial More for their resolute actions.


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