Yacht Tabasco 2 Disabled off Nova Scotia – 1 Dead, 2 Injured & 3 Missing

Canadian Cormorant helicopter

UPDATE:  The Canadian government is now treating the casualty as an attempt at human smuggling.  Toews links N.S. yacht accident to ‘human smuggling’

There are reports of a tragic and strange sailboat accident off Canada’s Nova Scotia coast.  Nine men, reported to be from Eastern Europe, were on a 35 foot sailboat, the Tabasco 2, which became disabled and was drifting in high seas, 148 kilometres south of Cape Sable Island.  Three of the sailboat’s crew are reported to be missing. One man is reported to have died.

Three of the sailboat’s crew were picked up by a passing tanker, the FSL Hamburg.  Three other hypothermic and injured crew members were helicoptered to Yarmouth Regional Hospital.  One of the three died in transit. The other two are said to be in  serious condition.   A Canadian Cormorant helicopter and a Hercules aircraft were involved in the rescue with refueling support from a U.S. Coast Guard jet.

Yacht accident off Nova Scotia leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

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2 Responses to Yacht Tabasco 2 Disabled off Nova Scotia – 1 Dead, 2 Injured & 3 Missing

  1. Phil says:

    It sunk.
    Human smuggling:
    Video:
    Toews links NS yacht accident to ‘human smuggling’
    CTV.ca – 24 minutes ago
    The Canadian government says a yachting accident off the coast of Nova Scotia that has left one dead and three missing is being treated as a human smuggling …
    http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120327/search-and-rescue-as-yacht-drifts-south-of-cape-sable-island-nova-scotia-120327/

  2. Rick Spilman says:

    Thanks Phil. I’ve updated the post.