Captain Nicolae Gainuse
AT 16.15: The MRCC sends us an update on the rescue operation they are planning. We will be assisted by an airborne rescue team consisting of 5 parachutists, of which one is a doctor. They will also drop a lifeboat which will be able to assist. AT 17.06: We spot an orange life raft at the position we have been given by the MRCC. When we get closer, we see a plane which drops parachutists into the sea. AT 18.20: Nord Nightingal’s man overboard boat is lowered onto the water and sails to the distressed yachtsmen’s life raft. The doctor from the American rescue team provides first aid to the yachtsman who has suffered burns.
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He is then transferred to the man overboard boat. Then follows the other yachtsman. The man overboard boat sails to Nord Nightingale to bring the rescued yachtsmen and the doctor on board the vessel. AT 19.20: The burned yachtsman is transferred to the vessel’s hospital, where the doctor continues to treat him. AT 22.36: Everyone from the American rescue team as well as their boat are now on board Nord Nightingale. We set course for the coast of Florida to meet with helicopters which will pick up the yachtsmen and the rescue team. 8 JULY AT 00.48: 2 helicopters arrive at Nord Nightingale.
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AT 01.24: The 2 rescued German yachtsmen and the American rescue team are now on board the helicopters which take them to Florida. AT 02.00: We continue our voyage towards Cyprus. 9 JULY 2017 – EVALUATION: The rescue operation proved how well the crew members on board Nord Nightingale cooperate, as well as how well the vessel cooperates with the authorities on land. I would like to thank everyone who participated in the operation, which was performed completely by the book and in the safest way possible.
SOURCE: NORDEN NEWS AUTUMN
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