re: Yacht Evacuated Off Cape Sable Island (Canada)
News graphics show a power cruiser.. but that doesn't mean much, of course. The CG specialist is quoted in the news bits as the boat being the worst he's ever been inserted on, and that the seas were 3-4 storeys high.. They were in the water and the pilot had a difficult time staying on station.
There was also speculation they were dropped onto the smaller boat from a larger vessel. Either way it's madness... but our Coast Guards always come through, don't they??
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)