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Sail crew rescued before yacht sinks

A group of Irish nationals were rescued last weekend from Bermuda’s waters after their sail yacht lost power.

The four crewmembers of the 48-foot sloop Wolfhound were safely aboard the M/V Tetian Trader on Saturday morning, but their yacht sank just minutes after being after they disembarked.

“Initial problems surfaced when a new inverter charger failed, which resulted in loss of battery power approximately 400 miles off the Delaware coast,” a spokesman for the Bermuda Maritimes Operations Centre said. “The vessel also suffered engine failure a day after departure resulting in the crew having no power for communications or navigational systems for eight days.”

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