Monday, 27 September 2010

Bravery Award for crew of Fijian Adventure Yacht

When Hurricane Tomas struck Fiji in March, the little Tui Tai adventure yacht was sheltering in Viani Bay on Vanua Levu trying to ride out the 100 knot winds. Then Captain Angus Hill received a mayday call from a capsized yacht three miles away and despite the hazardous conditions, a tender with four crew was launched to attempt a rescue.

The Tui Tai men boarded the stricken vessel as it rolled along a reef and extracted the trapped crew, bringing them to safety. Last week Captain Hill accepted the 'Seafarer of the Year' trophy on behalf of the team for their extraordinary courage.

Read more on this rescue at Fiji Times OnLine