Shipwrecked Italian found by Hellenic Navy helicopter, transferred safely to Kalamata

An Italian national forced to abandon the Italian-flagged sailing boat “Kalnieta” after it started to take on water in seas south-southwest of the Peloponnese was rescued by a Hellenic Navy S70B Aegean Hawk helicopter on Monday morning.

The helicopter was participating in a search and rescue operation at the request of the Greek Search and Rescue Coordination Centre.

The shipwrecked Italian was transferred safely to Kalamata airport, where he was picked up by an EKAB ambulance.