On Sunday, the ro/ro Coral Leader and French maritime agency Cross Med coordinated the rescue of the sailing yacht Jab de Mer, including the evacuation of a five-year-old child.
At 0730 hours Sunday morning, Cross Med received a distress signal from the yacht. The vessel was at a position about 100 nm southeast of Toulon, near Corsica.
Cross Med broadcast a request for assistance from merchant vessels and received a positive response from the NYK Line ro/ro Coral Leader, which was already in the vicinity of the yacht. The Leader diverted to meet the Jab de Mer, but the surface conditions were too rough for her crew to take the occupants on board. At the time of the incident, winds were northeasterly at 25 knots and wave height was about 13-20 feet.