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Old 12-10-2014, 03:15   #1
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Urgent sailing lift from WA to Cocos

Well not quite Cocos
Hello everyone,
I employed a crew to sail my catamaran back from Cocos to Australia. The crew got into difficulty heading up wind and did not want to turn back, they abandoned the boat and were picked up by a passing ship. The boat is still very sailable - problems with the engines really stopped them. The boat is 700 nm from Australia, if anyone heading from Australia to Cocos or Christmas Island soon can myself and crew have a lift and be dropped at our floating catamaran, I have her tracked so know where she is within a mile. I will pay for me and crew pretty much anything I just need a lift. The boat is insured but we are having difficulty organising a tow from so far offshore. Or has anyone any suggestions - I am pretty desperate at the moment.
Thanks John
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Old 12-10-2014, 03:59   #2
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Re: Urgent sailing lift from WA to Cocos

Mate, sounds like a mission!
Good luck, I will put the word out.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:38   #3
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Re: Urgent sailing lift from WA to Cocos

Was just thinking, you may want to contact Bali marina. There may be a boat or two that are about to make the crossing to Dampier etc? You might be able to fly up and jump aboard.
If not, you could contact a charter boat that is coming down for the cyclone season, there are usually a few that come down this time of year from Broome etc and may be keen to divert?
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Re: Urgent sailing lift from WA to Cocos

That's a tough one; sorry I can't help but hope someone can.
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