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Old 13-12-2010, 18:18   #1
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Polish Sailboat in Distress - Beagle Channel - Seven Aboard

I was reading an Argentine Radio website in which they report a polish flag sailboar adrift on the beagle Chanel in sourthern Argentina with a crew of 7, broadcasting a Mayday. No other info was given except that an Argentine Navy ship - the Francisco de Gurruchaga -was on its way to help, and that there were strong winds in the area.
Does any one has heard anything about it? The following is the site for the news, however it is in spanish.

Est a la deriva un velero polaco con 7 tripulantes en el Canal del Beagle
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All I can gather is a Polish Tall Ship with 7 on board sent a Mayday at 11am after suffering engine failure and the Garrucho went to her aid as she was drifting in strong winds... nothing about anything else
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Not a place I'd like to be right now, with a strong storm just blowing thru. Winds 50 knots plus. And, in the Beagle Channel, winds are often much stronger due to the funneling effect.

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Let's hope the Argentine Navy gets to them in time.

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