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Old 16-05-2013, 08:50   #1
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Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

Another interesting abandon and rescue. Many queations raised

http://bwsailing.com/cc/2013/05/15/c...pacific-ocean/

"An exhausted Australian sailor has been rescued in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A cargo ship picked up Juan Dario Zea Restrepo about 425 nautical miles off Christmas Island in the Republic of Kiribati on Monday night (US time)."


"The US Coast Guard said Mr Restrepo had been manually navigating his vessel, Folly II, for four weeks and called for help after becoming too tired to continue."

"In his profile on a sailing website Mr. Restrepo described himself as a “greenie sailor”."
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Old 16-05-2013, 09:02   #2
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Its a Booga when that happens...
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Re: Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

First mistake was trusting electrics. Should have had a windvane. IMO_____Grant.
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Re: Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

I am guessing that "knowing how to heave to so you can sleep for a day" wasn't in the P.O.'s logbook?
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