Golden Globe: Code Red Alert:
(September 21, 2018; Day 83) – Solo sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race have been hit by a vicious storm mid way across the South Indian Ocean. The 70 knot winds and 14m seas have left India’s Abhilash Tomy and Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin dismasted, and twice knocked down the yacht of second placed Dutchman Mark Slats.
Both McGuckin and Slats report that they are okay, but 39-year old Tomy, a Commander in the Indian Navy making his second solo circumnavigation, has been injured. A CODE RED ALERT was issued after Race HQ received his message at 12:09 UTC today: ROLLED. DISMASTED. SEVERE BACK INJURY. CANNOT GET UP.
Maritime Rescue Authorities were also alerted:
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