Crew on the boat, the Sulia'n, contacted the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Saturday night. The vessel was about 150 kilometres east of Sydney at the time.
A Cormorant helicopter and a Hercules aircraft were dispatched from CFB Greenwood. A Canadian Coast Guard ship, the French Navy vessel Fulmar and a fishing vessel also responded.
Capt. Liam Mather speaks for Maritime Forces Atlantic.
“A local fishing vessel, the Kate Cordel, had pulled along side the Sulia’n and passed a water pump to her. So she began pumping water and a French navy vessel was in the area and helped monitor the situation until our Coast Guard ship arrived — that was around 4:45 this morning,” he says.
Mather says no one was hurt. The Coast Guard vessel escorted the Sulia'n to port in Glace Bay.