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The 100ft supermaxi capsizes on leg back from Fastnet – lucky escape for five missing crew members
The yacht Rambler 100 has capsized between the Fastnet Rock and the Pantaenius Buoy. The Irish Coastguard services are coordinating the rescue. The Baltimore RNLI lifeboat is on the scene. Two Sikorsky helicopters have been scrambled and an Irish Naval vessel is en route to the scene of the accident
As the new broke a statement from the RORC said that all 21 crew have been rescued.
This morning it is understood that five of the crew had been separated from the upturned boat but were picked up by the media team of the Gunboat catamaran Phaedo who were enroute to the Fastnet rock to photograph their team’s arrival.