Courtesy Coast Guard
Updated: Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 6:20 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 6:20 PM EST
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Two men were rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday after their sailboat became disabled 25 miles east of Cape Lookout, N.C.
According to a news release from the Coast Guard, Jim Southward and Pat Schoenberger were abroad the Adante II when it lost engine power and steering. The two men were able to contact the Coast Guard and were rescued shortly thereafter.
"Being able to talk directly to the two sailors on marine 16 removed a lot of their uncertainty and kept them engaged through the rescue process," Lt. Jenny Fields, the helicopter pilot who flew during the rescue, said. "We kept them updated of our position and our progress in devising a way to get them safely off their vessel and into the helo. The sailor’s radio discipline and effective communication with the Coast Guard throughout the day played a huge role in their rescue."
The two men were not injured.
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