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'X Factor' Judge Simon Cowell Calls for Rescue Boat to Save Nine Lives From Sinking Yacht!

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Aug. 31 2012, Updated 12:51 p.m. ET

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Three cheers for Simon Cowell!

The X Factor judge was vacationing in St. Tropez when he received a "may day" call on his boat. Realizing another ship was in trouble, Simon sent another boat to rescue nearby passengers.

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Sinitta, Simon's girlfriend who was with him at the time, Tweeted, “Just had a mayday message, 35ft boat sinking. Simon has sent us to help and rescue 9 people on board!”

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“Everyone ok, no-one hurt. Captain won’t let boat sink, petrol in sea etc. No tide, so hole plugged!” she added.

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As per GossipCop, this is just par for the course for Simon to help out others in need. In February, he lent his private jet to a Britain's Got Talent employee so the worker was able to watch his child being born.

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