Watch: Dramatic rescue of Dubai couple stranded at sea


A couple from Dubai - Dacey Calisura and Jethro - got more than they bargained from their summer adventure this week - having to be rescued off the coast of Yemen.

Disaster struck after the couple traversed the coast of Somalia without issue and was headed towards a rest stop on the Yemeni island of Socotra.

For more than a day, they drifted before their mayday call was heard. When the first rescue attempt failed, a wooden fishing dhow was sent in. 

A 22-hour towing operation through extremely stormy conditions then followed, with the couple now safely on the island.

Speaking exclusively to Dubai Eye 103.8's The Agenda, Dacey described the ordeal.

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