At nine oclock yesterday morning Falmouth Coastguard were contacted by their colleagues at Thames Coastguard who received a telephone call from a lady crew member on the yacht Compromise competing in the ARC Challenge 2006.
Falmouth Coastguard contacted the yacht and spoke to the lady crew member who reported that she had a medical emergency on board.
Falmouth Coastguard initiated broadcast action to locate any vessel in the area that could assist. They received a response from the Mirabella V, who offered their assistance to go and evacuate the three crew from the 32 foot yacht Compromise.
At eight oclock this evening, the Mirabella V contacted Falmouth Coastguard to report that they had safely evacuated the three, and had set adrift the 32 foot yacht Compromise with a mast head light showing.
John Rossiter, Watch Manager, Falmouth Coastguard said:
We are pleased the UK Coastguard were able to coordinate assistance to the three crew of the Compromise, and would like to thank the owners and crew of the Mirabella V for their assistance in the safe evacuation of the three sailors.
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