TIRANA (Xinhua) – Albanian border police rescued an Italian captain whose yacht sank 2.5 miles from the Saranda coast, southwest Albania, police officials said last Saturday.
According to the police, the captain is a 40-year-old Italian who was travelling alone for tourism purposes from the island of Corfu. His yacht suffered a defect and sank in a few minutes.
An SOS signal has been sent before his yacht sank.
Soon afterwards the Albanian border police in an operation with their rescue vessels and rubber boat found him in his life boat near the place called Qefali cape in the Ionian Sea.