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Yacht crew rescued in Bass Strait

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Six crew members were rescued from their racing yacht Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday 14 January 2018 about 150 kilometres east of Flinders Island in Bass Strait.

Crew activated their distress beacon round 8.45 am on Sunday after their rudder sustained damage and the vessel began taking on water.

Our Challenger jet from Melbourne located the yacht pitching in rough seas.

Two rescue helicopters from Ambulance Victoria winched the crew members to safety by 1.30 pm while a merchant vessel, Trans Future Seven, provided cover from the elements. Victoria Police and Marine Rescue New South Wales also provided assistance during the rescue.

Rescue footage

(Note: this video has no sound).

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