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Sailor rescued
« on: Saturday, 29 September, 2018 @ 20:20:11 »
Sailor rescued in Ionian as storm prompts safety warnings

Coast guard officers in the Ionian Sea on Saturday rescued a foreign national whose yacht broke down in the middle of a powerful storm that is bashing southern and eastern Greece.

The yacht suffered engine failure and its main mast was smashed some 40 nautical miles off the coast of Cephalonia when the captain, who has not been identified, issued an SOS.

He was safely removed from the troubled vessel, which continues to sail unmanned.

From what I can piece together, the yacht is the UK-registered Wild Goose, originally reported to be in distress yesterday and rescue accomplished this morning between Levkas and Kefalonia.