This rescue was of the yacht "Day Off", a steel Dix 43 Pilot built in Cape Town by Randle Yachts. Her crew had brought her into Mossel Bay to shelter from an approaching storm. For reasons unknown to me at this stage, her anchor chain broke and she was carried ashore by wind and seas.
|Dix 43 Pilot "Day Off" well and truly aground on Santos Beach, Mossel Bay.|
|Mossel Bay Harbour is in the background.|
|The NSRI boat is at left, turning "Day Off" head-to the waves before pulling her off.|
|"Day Off" almost afloat and on her way off the beach.|