• Dramatic Sailboat Rescue


    Very thick sea with waves between 4 to 6 meters. Winds of 65 knots which is equivalent to 120 km / h. In the middle of this temporary storm the crew of the Helimer 401 based in A Coruņa rescued yesterday at 22.41 hours the 5 crew of the sailboat Loa Zour, with Irish flag, 85 miles northwest of A Coruņa. The rescue was very complex due to the adverse weather conditions. The Loa Zour swayed a lot by being totally adrift and in this situation the rescuer could not descend to the ship itself. Then the 5 crew of the sailboat were rescued one by one from the sea and later transferred to Alvedro in good condition. The coordination of the emergency was carried out by the controllers of the Maritime Rescue Center in Finisterre and the Sasemar 102 Maritime Rescue aircraft also participated in the operation.