Golden Globe: Contact made with injured skipper:
(September 22, 2018; Day 84) – Early today, Golden Globe Race HQ finally received a satellite text message from Abhilash Tomy, the injured Indian solo sailor dismasted in the South Indian Ocean some 1,900 miles SW of Perth, Australia on Friday.
The message: ACTIVATED EPIRB. CAN’T WALK. MIGHT NEED STRETCHER Position: 39′ 25.297 S 077′ 30.629 E at 22 Sep 02:28 UTC
From subsequent messages, rescue authorities in Australia and India now know that the 39 year old Naval Commander is safe onboard his disabled yacht Thuriya, but lying immobilised in his bunk. His latest message timed at 21:57 UTC READ: CAN MOVE TOES. FEEL NUMB. CAN’T EAT OR DRINK. TOUGH 2 REACH GR…
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Golden Globe: Rescue on in Indian Ocean:
(September 21, 2018; Day 83) – A vicious storm mid way across the South Indian Ocean has the Golden Globe in its grasp, with grave concern now for Abhilash Tomy, the 39-year old Indian skipper since his dramatic text message at 12:09 UTC today: ROLLED. DISMASTED. SEVERE BACK INJURY. CANNOT GET UP.
There has been no further communication with Tomy, prompting race organisers to work closely with the Australian Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Center (MRCC) in Canberra, which has issued an all ships alert and is now coordinating rescue efforts led by Australian Defenc…
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