The 2011 built Interceptor 48 Pilot model pilot boat FOXTROT operating for the Malta Maritime Pilots called Valletta Port Control (VTS) stated that at 1118 hrs when in position off Grand Harbour she noticed a sailing dinghy with 1 person on board capsizing all the time and he can’t make it inside due to the strong winds.
At 1120 hrs FOXTROT called MALTA VTS operating by the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM).
At 1123 hrs the SAR Launch MELITA I was dispatched from Haywharf Base. Foxtrot is awaiting aside.
At 1136 hrs FOXTROT reported 1 mile off Grand Harbour returning back from conveyance service.
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