On the 28th, three family members, including Americans, were rescued by a rescue flying boat of the Maritime Self-Defense Force from a yacht that became inoperable off the coast of the main island of Okinawa.

Before 6:00 am on the 28th, an American-registered yacht "ALIYAH" was unable to navigate at sea about 770 km south-southeast of the main island of Okinawa due to bad weather, such as a broken mast, and asked the Japan Coast Guard for help. I did.



According to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, the yacht was carrying an American man, a Filipino woman, and a family of three 6-year-old children.

Before 5 pm on the 28th, a US2 rescue flying boat belonging to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni landed on the scene and rescued three people by taking out the boat in the high waves that occasionally made the yacht invisible.



The three departed the Philippines on the 18th of this month and headed for California, and after arriving at Naha Airport around 7 pm on the 28th, they did PCR tests to enter Japan. about it.

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