The Helimer 206 rescued the crew of two of the "Metis II“ which had run aground on Jan 24, 2017, at 5.30 a.m. at Güimar The MRCC in Teneriffa coordinated the rescue operation for the yacht which had sailed in the morning fromEl Socorro (Güimar). The lifeboat “Salvamar Tenerife” as well as the Helimer 206 were mobilized. The yacht crew reported water ingress and could not escape into the life raft which was threatened to drift onto the nearby rocks. The yachtsmen were hoisted and taken to the airport Tenerife south. The "Salvamar Tenerife” was monitoring the yacht which was pounded by the surf and was half submerged with heavy list in the bay of Punta del Socorr.
Spanish report with photo:
The "MCL Power 111" and a barge it was towing from Thailand to Johor ran aground at the Tok Kederat beach in the early morning of Jan 24, 2017. The convoy was scheduled to arrive at Tanjung Belungkor in Johor on Jan 25 after having left Thailand on Jan 18. The barge, which was carrying 5,800 tonnes of limestone and eight crew members and its tug beached at about 4 a.m. The vessels were hit by huge waves about 10 nautical miles from Bachok waters. The tow rope got entangled in the tug's propeller. Help had been sought from the scuba unit of the Kelantan Fire and Rescue Department to cut the rope. Then efforts would be made to move the vessels out to sea to continue the journey to Johor.