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From a Blue Water Sailing website about a rescue incident – Four Irish nationals had to be rescued from their yacht after it had lost power 70 miles north of Bermuda in the Caribbean.

The Irish men encountered a large number of problems once the yacht left Connecticut about two weeks ago like losing battery power in their vessel, and engine failure. These issues left the crew on board without power to communicate with navigational systems for eight days.

After the vessel had suffered two knock-downs the skipper then decided to activate an emergency beacon in an effort to alert nearest authorities of their circumstances.

A distress beacon was received but were not able to identify the vessel, this led to the US Coast Guard sending out an airplane to search for the boat along with two other vessels.

Eventually the yacht was located and the Irish crew were rescued before the boat sunk shortly after.

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