VIS yacht rescue
This story concerned a yacht which was in distress off the south-eastern
coast of NSW. The vessel called Sydney Radio and we arranged through MOC
Canberra for a Helivac.
The helicopter was working us on 4125 Khz but the yacht was on 2182
kHz, as I recall. Anyway, the incident had made the news on the radio
and about 4 telegrams had come in from family members to members of the
crew. The yacht was no longer able to use its radio so I asked the crew
of the helicopter if he'd like to pass the telegrams to the crew members
as they were winched aboard.
He agreed and I passed him the telegrams. We received correspondence
some time later from the crew members saying how much they had appreciated
being given the telegrams as they came aboard the helicopter, it gave
them quite a lift after the trauma of losing there yacht.
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