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Torn sails and out of order engine, 8 French rescued

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Ansa Live at 8 (ANSA)

(ANSA) – CARLOFORTE, 18 AUG – Fright last night for eight foreign yachtsmen in the Canale di S. Pietro, where a sailboat with difficulty in maneuvering was adrift, near rocks, near the stretch of sea in front of Porto Sciusciau in the Municipality of Sant’Antioco. The alert went off at 18.30. The Coast Guard of Carloforte with the CP869 patrol boat rescued the eight Frenchmen at sea who were on board a boat of about 12 meters, with a damaged engine and without sails, some sails, torn due to the strong persistent gusts of wind in Zone.

The sailboat was safely escorted to the port of Carloforte for checks and investigations.

“Once again, a dangerous situation, fortunately thwarted and presumably generated by the lack of in-depth knowledge of the navigation route and by a lack of prior information by the conductor of the unit on the local ordinances and prohibitions in force – explains the Harbor Office in a note – . We remind you that, before embarking on any type of navigation at sea, it is necessary to consult the weather reports of the area of ​​interest and any local ordinances and that, throughout the national territory, the number for emergencies at sea is active “1530 “, or it is possible to consult the institutional website of the Coast Guard www.guardiacostiera.it from which it is possible to find the telephone numbers of the individual territorial commands of the Port Authority Corps – Coast Guard”. (HANDLE).

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