& # 39; Very rough night … will have no more diesel & # 39 ;: dramatic moment group is brought to safety by an inflatable boat after leaving their sinking yacht
- Dramatic images showed the moment when four members of the hunting personnel were rescued
- They were forced to leave their seriously broken ship that failed four days ago
- The crew members sent an emergency signal earlier if they ran out of fuel
Dramatic images of helicopters have captured the moment when four people from an inflatable boat were brought to safety after being forced to leave their sinking yacht.
The crew aboard the 14-meter yacht & # 39; Squander & # 39; broadcast a series of distress signals online after being battered by rough seas across the Pacific.
They had left the Bay of Islands in New Zealand on June 9, but got into trouble and turned around before their mast bunker failed.
After four days in horrific circumstances, they sent a final mayday message online and an emergency signal before jumping on a life raft and hoping to be saved.
& # 39; I can't drive west. A compromised jury platform can only sail on starboard and this is limited. Options optimization, & # 39; read their latest post online.
& # 39; The diesel is running out and can only sail to the east. Drag options commercially or initiate emergency call. Fourth day fights against the wind. & # 39;
Rescue Coordination Center NZ (RCCNZ) started monitoring the boat when it was forced to return to New Zealand.
Two Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopters had to make the recovery of the four sailors because of the two-meter waves.
Dramatic images showed the moment when four members of the yacht crew were rescued after being forced to leave their sinking ship that began to fail four days ago. Every day they sent updates about the progress of the ship
Chief paramedic Karl Taylor told it New Zealand Herald it was a challenge to save the two men and two women in the life raft.
& # 39; It was a bit of a challenge to just get them out of the life raft, but it certainly helped that they were well prepared, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; They were still fit and able. & # 39;
He said the group was happy to be saved, but once back ashore the reality came that they had lost the boat they owned since 2012.
The crew of the Squander had an emergency beacon, an HF radio, a VF radio and a satellite telephone.
The 14-meter-long ship initially had strong headwinds on 12 June and their mast bunker failed on 13 June
Squander and his crew were on their way to Tonga when they left Opua in northern New Zealand on June 9
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