Ten days after their friends and family had last heard from them, two men and a pet dog were rescued from a sailboat more than 200 miles off the coast of Delaware. As of Tuesday, the Coast Guard.
Joe Ditomasso, 76, and Kevin Hyde, 65, traveled by boat from Cape May, New Jersey, to Marathon, Florida.
However, they vanished when their Atrevida II yacht departed the Outer Banks of North Carolina on December 3.
After receiving word on Sunday that the two sailors were running late, the Coast Guard initiated a search that would cover Florida and New Jersey, according to the agency.
American ships and aircraft from the Coast Guard took part in the hunt. commercial, recreational, and naval vessels.
The Silver Muna tanker ship crew was off the coast of Delaware on Tuesday when Hyde and Ditomasso waved their arms to get their attention.
According to the Coast Guard, the sailboat’s radios and navigational instruments were not functional due to a lack of fuel or power.
Soon around 4 o’clock, the guys and the dog were loaded onto the tanker.
According to the Coast Guard, the ship’s medical team’s assessment turned up no urgent issues.
The Coast Guard will continue to assess the two men until the Silver Muna docks in New York when they will be reunited with their loved ones and undergo additional evaluation.
A Coast Guard spokesman, Daniel Schrader, said in a statement that the incident “is a good illustration of the maritime community’s collaborative efforts to safeguard the safety of life at sea.”
Additionally, Cmdr. Schrader emphasized the significance of sailors traveling with an “EPIRB,” or Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon.
In an emergency, it enables those on a boat to speak with first responders right away.