An Irish sailor recalls ‘beautiful glory of terror’ in capsize. Dun Laoghaire sailor Nick Dwyer and his round-world cruise campanion Barbara Heftman have hailed New South Wales marine police “absolute heroes” after their dramatic rescue yesterday, 210nm off the Sydney coastline. Read how the couple’s four-day ordeal aboard their 12-metre yacht VAL escalated from a broken rudder to capsize in seas “size of buildings” in our story here.
Meanwhile, Coast Guard chopper medevacs crewman from Russian trawler 180nm off Mayo, Schull’s community lifeboat is to be brought into Coast Guard fold, winchman’s actions in 2015 teen rescue tragedy “were sound”, and ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney confirms crew limits won’t apply for this year’s Nationals.
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