The group were rescued by a cargo vessel with the assistance of The Royal Thai Navy after being adrift at sea for five days.
Four sailors, three Canadians and a Brit, were rescued by the The Royal Thai Navy on Sunday 28 February.
They had been adrift at sea for five days after the engine of their Malaysian-flagged yacht Kiss stopped working, the main mast cracked and the sail ripped after being hoisted up a secondary mast.
A cargo ship en route to Kolkata, India, the MV Kota Teguhame, noticed the stricken yacht and came to the rescue of Jacques Doyer, 63, Maryse Doyer, 69, British Colin David Osmond, 37, and Andre Belzile, 73.
The foursome were brought on board of the vessel where they were fed and given water. The cargo ship’s crew then alerted The Royal Thai Navy and asked for assistance.
“We received a report that an 11-meter-long yacht with four people was adrift just 52 nautical miles south of Phuket,” a spokesperson for The Royal Thai Navy confirmed. “We immediately dispatched a rescue team.”.
The yacht Kiss was then towed back to the Navy port in Cape Panwa and the four sailors were taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.
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