PRESS RELEASE: At 11h40, Wednesday, 23rd November, NSRI Simon’s Town duty crew were activated following reports of a fire on a yacht 2 nautical miles East of Simon’s Town.
The sea rescue craft Spirit of Safmarine III was launched and on arrival on the scene the yacht Mystic Rythm was found safe and under the tow of an SA Navy Harbour Patrol Boat after her crew had extinguished a fire in the engine room.
The Navy boat had taken her under tow as the casualty yacht was drifting towards the line of fire of an SA Navy gunnery exercise.
NSRI took over the tow so that the Navy Harbour Patrol Boat could return to safety duty for the gunnery exercise.
We towed the yacht safely to her berth at False Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) without incident and no further assistance was required. ENDS. (Source: NSRI)