GGR Day 83: Code Red Alert update

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

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GGR Day 82: Code Red Alert

Dateline 21.9.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, Franc

 
Abhilash Tomy aboard Thuriya, a replica of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht Suhail, winner of the first GGR 50 years ago. The yacht is now dismasted and her skipper injured some 1,900 miles west of Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.
 
Irishman Gregor McGuckin  was also rolled and dismasted today in the same storm, and is closest to Tomy’s position.
 
Dutchman Mark Slats was rolled twice today and is now braced for the same 70 knots winds to hit his position in a few hours.


Solo sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race have been hit by a vicious storm mid way across the South Indian Ocean. The 70knot winds and 14m seas have  left India’s Abhilash Tomy and Ireland’s Gregor McGuckin’s  dismasted, and twice knocked down the yacht of 
2nd placed Dutchman  Mark Slats. 

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NASSCO starts construction of first John Lewis class oiler; Volaris Group acquires Helm Operations from ClassNK

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NASSCO starts construction of first John Lewis class oiler
September 21, 2018 — General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, yesterday began construction on the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis fleet oiler program.

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VT Halter Marine wins Navy order worth potential $244 million; DNV GL awards Chinese shipbuilder AiP for very large ethane carrier

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Bayonne Dry Dock poised for major expansion
September 18, 2018 — Perched on a manmade peninsula in New York Harbor, Bayonne Dry Dock & Repair Corporation, Bayonne, NJ, is in the midst of a major expansion that will see it invest approximately $18 million in its facility.

 

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GGR Day 78: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede now 9 days ahead despite breakages

Dateline 17.9.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

73-year old Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to defy his age and best efforts of the chasing pack of Golden Globe Race skippers to extend his lead across the South Indian Ocean to 9+ days over the past week. The Frenchman is now a complete weather system ahead of his closest rivals and expects to pass Cape Leeuwin, the second of the three main Capes next weekend. He also remains on course for his compulsory stop in Hobart at the BoatShed.com film drop on October 3.

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