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Old 19-11-2017, 23:57   #1
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Yachtsman rescued near Norfolk Island

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/990...norfolk-island

Rescued in pretty ordinary conditions. Well done Norfolk Guardian crew!!

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Old 20-11-2017, 00:54   #2
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Re: Yachtsman rescued near Norfolk Island

2 multihulls in trouble with one sinking and the other damaged and abandoned due to fire and taking on water. Both crews survive due to rescues in atrocious conditions and now on board cargo ships.

Huge relief and appreciation for both sailors, their rescuers and the NZ Marine Rescue Centre. A little ironic that after his rescue the ship is standing off Norfolk Island now due to the weather being too rough for a landing.

Here’s a story about the other guy. http://www-alpha.stuff.co.nz/aucklan...rett-northland

I’m so glad they are both all right but I’m sad that some in NZ media are questioning the costs to the taxpayer of these rescues. Apparently no one has heard or researched the UN SOLAS Convention.

I wonder though, do the owners of the cargo ships have rescue diversion insurance?
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Re: Yachtsman rescued near Norfolk Island

And while we are listing rescues, here is another one, in the Indian ocean, 2 days ago:
UK solo yachtsman rescued by US ship in Indian Ocean after losing mast in storm - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Again a freighter picked up the solo sailor. Now on its way to Fremantle WA.
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Re: Yachtsman rescued near Norfolk Island

If you look carefully at the top picture in the first link HankOntheWater posted, you can see why it is so difficult for search and rescue people to find people in liferafts. See the liferaft on its line astern of the sailboat? Pretty tiny.

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Re: Yachtsman rescued near Norfolk Island

Norfolk can be a tough place to land, even the warf is quite exposed.

Those people know how to party though. One of the most beautiful islands in the world.
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