Blog post of the week: 18th-century rescue in the 21st century

These dramatic pictures show the moment a pilot gig rescued a small gaffer from the rocks in France. The gig Mor-bihan can be seen towing the yacht Linotte, a dayboat of the ‘Stir Vren’ class, off the rocks in blustery conditions. She hit the rocks off Mesquer, a small village on the west coast of France, inside Belle Isle, back in November 2008, and was towed off by the gig, taking on water, having suffered some severe-looking damage below the waterline.

See the full photo sequence below: