5th District Mid Atlantic

Thank you for the assistance Privsea and Crew, and USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19)

WILMINGTON, N.C. The Coast Guard medevaced three Canadian sailors Friday from a sailing vessel approximately 200 miles southeast of Cape Fear.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified by the Rescue Coordination Center at approximately 2:50 p.m. Thursday of three men who needed to be medevaced from the 40-foot sailing vessel Juste Ciel after the vessel became beset by weather. The French Canadian crew members fell ill and were reportedly suffering from dehydration and physical exhaustion.

The 623-foot bulk carrier Privsea, [FONT=&quot]IMO: [B]9389930 [/B]an Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER), took the sailing vessel in tow and headed northwest to shorten the distance for the medevac.

Source and video USCG

Privsea - Ship photos: Source marinetraffic.com and multiple photographers.


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