Wednesday, 16 Jan 2019

"ON THE SHIP !!!": a lone sailor rescued in the Southern Ocean

Susie Goodall, the youngest and only woman participating in a solo sailing competition around the world called the The 2018 Golden Globe Race was rescued Friday by a cargo ship that diverted it about 2,000 miles to the west of Cape Horn in the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica. Goodall's Twitter feed, run by his family, acknowledged the news:

Navigating in winds of 60 knots and on the high seas, Goodall's 35-meter sailboat rocked end-to-end Wednesday – her 157th day of travel – while under the bridge, breaking her mast but leaving the hull intact . The 29-year-old native of Falmouth, England, suffered cuts and bruises and said she had been "stunned for a while", but had contacted the race organizers via her satellite phone d & # 39; emergency. On Friday, a 190-meter cargo ship registered in Hong Kong, the Tian Fu, which was traveling to China from Argentina, was able to determine its location through its search and rescue transponder.

But as you can see on the following post on Instagram, the rescue was not safe.

According to the Golden Globe Twitter feedGoodall engine stalled after about 20 minutes, the captain of the cargo had to maneuver the 40,000-ton ship to join him. As the sea calmed down a bit, he was able to pull it out of his yacht via a crane, which was captured on a photo by Chile's National Search and Rescue Service.

Goodall's Twitter feed provided an update on one of his first orders during his rescue:

The Golden Globes race started in July in France and its 17 competitors currently travel 30,000 miles around the world using only the equipment of the 60's available to Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, the only sailor to finish the previous Golden Globe. -the solo world in 1968. This means that this year's race competitors had to travel the world without satellite navigation aids and that the design of their yachts had to be prior to 1988.

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