By Daniel Otis, CTV News, June 9, 2017
Rescue mission for stranded yachts
Canada has dispatched several ships and planes to assist in a daring ocean rescue of three racing yachts that are being hammered by a massive storm in the mid-Atlantic.
According to Major Rhonda Stevens, who is overseeing the operation through the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, two Canadian Coast Guard vessels, one naval ship and two Air Force planes have been dispatched to the scene, which is nearly 1,700 kilometres east of Newfoundland. Portugal has also sent a military aircraft.