Yacht rescued in Gulf of Aden
Despite warning to yachts to avoid the area, French craft suffers engine failure.
French yacht rescued in Gulf of Aden
While on patrol against piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the flagship of EU NAVFOR Atalanta – Italian frigate Andrea Doria – has assisted a French yacht in distress
The two crew of French yacht had launched a distress call after engine failure.
The crew of two yachts had launched a distress call after engine failure. The call was intercepted by a German maritime patrol aircraft, participating in the European naval force. He was immediately relayed to the Force Commander, the Admiral Guido Rando against aboard the frigate Andrea Doria .
As he was the closest ship war, the Andrea Doria has scrambled its helicopter and headed for the boat to give assistance.
On site, a team of engineers from the frigate joined the boat and after a few hours, repaired the engine inoperative.
Four days later, on August 16, again, German maritime patrol aircraft received a distress call from the same boat. The latter could no longer govern and called fuel to the port nearest safe.
The Spanish frigate Navarra , which was heading to the same port, received orders to join the boat to give assistance. The next morning, about 5:00, the frigate located the boat adrift.
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