LONDON — A British lady crusing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after dropping her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm.
Golden Globe Race officers mentioned Thursday on the race web site that they’ve been in common radio contact with Susie Goodall since she regained consciousness.
Goodall is alleged to be “protected and safe” after dropping her mast within the Southern Ocean, 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn close to the southern tip of South America.
She texted race officials Wednesday to say that her ship was “taking a hammering” within the tough seas.
Later she tweeted that her ship had been dismasted in tough seas and that she had been injured. She tweeted hours later that the vessel was “a complete loss.”
At about the identical time, she activated an emergency beacon calling for help.
She has been tweeting updates on her travels since she departed from the French city of Les Sables d’Olonne in July this 12 months.
Writing on Instagram, Suzie’s staff have mentioned that she is again in command of her vessel and “doing okay”.
“She misplaced her mast when the boat pitchpoled (“somersaulted”) within the latest storm, and spent just a few hours clearing away the particles. The hull is okay.”
Chilean authorities have directed cargo ship the MV Tian Fu to rescue her. The service is predicted to achieve Goodall on Friday.
An replace on the Golden Globe Race web site mentioned that the Tian Fu was on path to Goodall’s location. “If situations permit and the crew can launch the small man overboard restoration RIB [rigid inflatable boat] it needs to be easy, however seas could possibly be 5mtrs (16ft) after which it’s arduous to launch and get better.”
“All entrants are up to date on Susie and their ideas are together with her,” the assertion continued.
Her 30,000 mile, 9-month solo journey started in July, and on the finish of November she celebrated reaching her midway level.
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