The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) in Canberra has just confirmed that Gregor McGuckin, the second Golden Globe Race solo sailor to have been dismasted in the South Indian Ocean, was picked up safely from his yacht at 12:10 UTC today.
DAY 85 – RESCUE UPDATE:
Injured solo sailor rescued successfully by French fisheries patrol vessel
Abhilash Tomy ‘concious and talking’
Media update 07:30 UTC 23.9.2018 Les Sables d’Olonne, France
Day 4 of the rescue of injured Indian Golden Globe Race solo sailor Abhilash Tomy from his dismasted yacht Thuriya approximately 1,900 miles SW of Perth Western Australia
|Abhilash Tomy’s dismasted yacht Thuriya, photographed from an Indian military plane early today|
A multinational search operation is now under way to rescue injured Indian solo sailor Abhilash Tomy from his dismasted yacht in the Southern Ocean some 1,900 miles SW of Perth at the extreme limit of immediate rescue range.
At 13:42hr on Saturday 22 September 2018, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of 4 persons from two vehicles, cut off by the tide on Holy Island Causeway. The occupants had attempted to cross contrary to the displayed safe crossing times.
Media update 13:00 UTC 22.9.2018 Les Sables d’Olonne, France
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. ACTIVATED EPIRB.CANT WALK.MIGHT NEED STRETCHER Position: 39′ 25.297 S 077′ 30.629 E at 22 Sep 02:28 UTC
Media update at 21:00 UTC Les Sables d’Olonne, France
There has been no further communication with Abhilash Tomy, the 39-year old Indian Golden Globe Race skipper since his dramatic text message at 12:09 UTC today: ROLLED. DISMASTED. SEVERE BACK INJURY. CANNOT GET UP.