Successful Search and Rescue conducted by Oliver and Crew on Board SY Dogstar in Alboran

Posted: 22nd May 2015 (0 comments)

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BOS Blue Oyster Sailing Yacht Dogstar coordinated a search and rescue operation in Alboran Sea following the discovery of refugees on board a drifting vessel at 1811hrs UTC Wednesday 20th May. On passage between Melilla Spain and Almeria RYA Instructor Oliver called in the SAR helicoptor from Almeria and the SAR Mastelero Tug which arrived to take off the stranded refugees as darkness approached. Bulk Carrier Energy Ranger bound for Skikda altered her course and also assisted. The search had been on going for 2 days when SY Dogstar found the stricken vessel as night fell. Well done to Oliver and crew for successfully co-ordinating the rescue of all on board. The incident was monitored using recently fitted AIS on SY Dogstar.