Victoria, 06 July 2021: Dramatic rescue by Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) ends well for elderly sailors after they experienced difficulty in heavy weather.

Two Danish senior citizens were sailing to Seychelles from Mayotte Island when the lady was badly injured with trauma to her ribs causing difficulty in breathing and other complications. After receiving the distress call from the skipper, SCG deployed Patrol Ship Etoile to carry out the Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC). Seychelles Air Force (SAF) also assisted in locating the sailing yacht and vectoring the patrol ship to her precise location some 50 nautical miles South-west of Mahe.

Despite adverse weather conditions the determined crew of PS Etoile managed to successfully extract the incapacitated lady from the yacht and safely handed her over to medical teams on shore. Seychelles Coast Guard wishes her a speedy recovery.