Two sailors stranded for 11 hours in a six-meter swell after their yacht broke down are rescued off the south coast of Australia
- Two sailors spent more than 12 hours stranded in rough seas in South Australia
- Alarm raised after the yacht & # 39; Strident behavior & # 39; lost engine power in the Gulf of Spencer
- The coordinated police rescue effort led the sailors to the coast in Puerto Victoria
- The men of 64 and 58 years were taken to the hospital with hypothermia
Kylie Stevens for Daily Mail Australia
Two sailors are recovering in the hospital after having spent more than 12 hours stranded in dangerous seas when the engine of his yacht broke down.
The two men from Adelaide gave the alarm around 4.30am on Saturday after their 10.9 meter yacht & # 39; Strident behavior & # 39; It lost engine power in the Gulf of Spencer off the south coast of Australia.
At 6.30 a. M., The sailors were stuck more than 30 nautical miles from the coast in waves of six meters.
Two sailors aboard the strident Behavior (pictured) spent half the day stranded in the sea
"The engine stopped and they had to turn it over and go to the sea," lifeguard David Mumford told 9 News.
Local police contacted the Water Operations Unit, while the Maritime Safety Authority of Australia and the Maritime Rescue Squadron SA came into contact with a nearby cargo ship, which guided the affected yacht into calmer waters to Victoria Harbor.
The sailors (left and back) were relieved when they finally reached the coast in Puerto Victoria
A search and rescue plane was sent from Victoria to coordinate the rescue from the air.
Volunteers of maritime rescue intercepted the sailors 11 hours after they first raised the alarm and took them to shore in Port Victoria.
"They were happy to get on board," said Mumford.
& # 39; They were a bit cold and tired since they had been working since 4 am & # 39 ;.
Experienced sailors took the ship from Tumby Bay on the east coast of the Eyre peninsula to Adelaide.
Volunteers of maritime rescue (in the image) brought the sailors to the coast, where they were taken to the hospital
Strident behavior (pictured) is now anchored in the Gulf of Spencer off Wardang Island until it can be towed into calmer waters
Both men, 64 and 58 years old, were taken to the hospital with hypothermia.
"The South Australian police want to thank everyone involved in the rescue, particularly the skipper and crew of ICS Silver Lining, a cargo ship that is directed to Whyalla that has been diverted to help the affected yacht and positioned its vessel as protection against the wind to protect the yacht the rough seas, "said a police statement.
"The beaten yacht will remain anchored in the Spencer Gulf off Wardang Island, until it can be towed into calmer waters."
Experienced sailors were heading from Tumby Bay to their home in Adelaide when the disaster occurred