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Old 28-05-2012, 10:56   #1
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SAR in the Atlantic, crew OK

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Canarias7. Sucesos. Rescatan al tripulante de un velero tras 2 días en una balsa en el Atlántico

The crew is safe.

Looks like yet another case when someone jumps into the liferaft before the boat actually sinks. Do not try this at home.

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Old 28-05-2012, 11:08   #2
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Re: SAR in the Atlantic, crew OK

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A crew of a sailboat trying to cross the Atlantic on the basis of Tenerife has been rescued at sea Monday aboard a life raft on which was two days adrift after leaving his ship was in danger of collapsing because it has reported Salvage Maritime.

A rapid intervention vessel and two helicopters of the state society, and "many ships" of all kinds passing through the search area, dozens of miles south of Tenerife, have worked since Saturday morning to locate the Castaway, which was finally rescued in the early hours of Monday, as reported Salvage in a statement.

Crawls in search of the sole occupant of the boat "Overlander", the Spanish flag, were complicated by the fact that the navigator, a man of Russian nationality living in Tenerife, I had no emergency equipment and customary regulatory, as marker and flares to facilitate their sighting.

In addition, difficult search that used the only the missing communication device that had a mobile phone to give details of your situation to family and friends scattered around different places and countries, from the Canaries to France or Russia, but not connected directly with the actual emergency, as highlighted Salvage sources consulted by Efe.

Also hindered the work of location inaccuracies that occurred in the information about its position provided by the navigator, who planned to travel to somewhere in America that has not been specified.

The position of the wreck was additionally vary significantly over time, from a point located 31 miles south of Tenerife where the boat was spotted drifting on Saturday morning by the crew of the ship "Endurance Seaster" 80 miles away to another island where it was located.

The rescue took place on board the helicopter Helimer 215, Salvage, whose crew hoisted him on board from the liferaft and then move to Tenerife South airport, "in good health."
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Old 28-05-2012, 11:14   #3
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Re: SAR in the Atlantic, crew OK

Yep. The news seems wrong where it says the boat was Spanish. The flag is under the spreader so probably it was a visitor.

IMHO the guy was just sailing about rather than crossing.

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