Another rescue, but why?

Another rescue but why was it necessary? A US man was rescued after his tow line snapped. he had drifted for eight days on a disabled yacht off of Vietnam.

A couple of questions come to mind. What happened to the vessel that was towing him and how much sooner would he have been rescued if he had an EPIRB? Still this is a good example of why staying with a disabled boat is a better option than getting in to a life raft.

Rollie Herman

Rollie Herman

Working in the marine industry since 1971, president of Westpac Marine since 1984.
Past president of the United States Marine Safety Association and retired sailor
Rollie Herman

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Rollie Herman

Working in the marine industry since 1971, president of Westpac Marine since 1984. Past president of the United States Marine Safety Association and retired sailor

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