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    Cape Town
    Boating
    33.9249°S, 18.4241°E
     
     
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    Cape Town
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    33.9249°S, 18.4241°E

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    Survivor
    Onno
    Rescued By
    Coastguard
    Date Of Rescue
    2011-11-04

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Boating

    Terrain

    Ocean

    Issue

    Mechanical Failure

    What happened?

     

    The chain of the steering system of my sailing yacht Sogno d'Azul broke, thus having to use the emergency tiller for more than 40 hrs. When a storm was building, I had to activate the epirb and send out a mayday. I was no longer capable of steering the boat in waves up to and larger than 25 ft and winds of 40kts. I was rescued by MV Spar Sirius about 120 nm off the coast of Durban and my sailing boat was towed into Durban, while I was safely on board this 184m long cargo vessel with a crew of 22. The next day the NSRI took over the towing of my boat and I entered the marina of Durban.


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    Within 3 minutes after activation of the epirb, the RCC Cape Town started to organize a rescue operation. Impressive response times!!!

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