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Lucky Escape For British Yachtsmen After Collision With Whale

24th May 2017
Many whale species can be found in the waters of the mid Atlantic during the summer months - prompting vigilance for offshore yacht crews Many whale species can be found in the waters of the mid Atlantic during the summer months - prompting vigilance for offshore yacht crews Photo: Wikimedia

#Offshore - Offshore yachts beware this summer after three British sailors had a lucky escape when their yacht collided with a whale and sank in the mid Atlantic.

According to Independent.ie, the trio from the Destiny of Scarborough were picked up by a merchant vessel some 400 miles north east of the Azores this past Sunday (21 May).

The Portuguese navy also dispatched to the location after receiving the yacht’s distress signal, but the men were safely returned to land at Aviles in Spain by the merchant ship.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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