AMVER vessel rescues distressed French sailors

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The four sailors aboard the distressed sailing vessel Recidive have been safely rescued by the merchant vessel Delta Kanaris Sunday.

At 12:05 a.m., the crew of the Delta Kanaris reported they had safely recovered all four passengers from the French flagged Recidive and were departing the scene en route to Philadelphia.

Coast Guard watchstanders had received notification of a broadcast from a personal locator beacon assigned to the Recidive at 1:45 p.m. Saturday.

Using AMVER, the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System, the Coast Guard directed the Delta Kanaris to the location of the broadcast.

The French nationals were sailing from the Canary Islands to Martinique on a trans-Atlantic voyage.

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