Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yann Elies gives a thumbs up...

The boats crew on HMAS Arunta's rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) assist medical personnel onboard the yacht 'Generali' as they help the injured french yachtsman Yann Elies in to the RHIB on a stretcher.

Injured French solo yachtsman, Yann Elies, is lifted out of HMAS Arunta's rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) and on to the ship on a stretcher by Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Tyron Aldrick (the bowman) and Doctor David McIlroy (Royal Flying Doctors Service).

Once safely on board HMAS Arunta, Yann Elies, gives a thumbs up to his rescuers on the ship, showing his appreciation to the crew of HMAS Arunta. - PHOTO COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 2008" For more information: