Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10 June 2010, 16:54   #1
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,620
rescue effort: solo circumnavigator

On the American 16 year old girl attempting a solo circumnavigation of the world: EPIRB 's have reportedly been activated.


jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 June 2010, 17:01   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: N Wales Chester
Boat name: Mr Smith
Make: Humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 4,956
Thoughts to her, one lonely place I can only try and imagine. At least the epirbs worked, 10-20 years ago no one would have known.

HUMBER P4VWL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2010, 03:18   #3
RIBnet admin team
willk's Avatar
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,148
And they've found her, alive but dismasted, the rescue will be carried out over the next 36 hours by craft tasked to the area. Conditions sound awful, especially as dismasted - the violent swinging was what caused so much trouble in the Fastnet disaster:

An American teenage solo sailor who went missing in rough Indian Ocean seas has been found safe and well with her damaged vessel.
Abby Sunderland, 16, was spotted by an Australian search plane at 7am this morning.
She ran into trouble in a remote part of the ocean and triggered emergency beacons.

Her father Laurence told Australia's public broadcaster ABC: 'She's fine, the boat's afloat and she's on it. It's huge, fantastic, exciting news.'
She lost satellite phone contact with her family in California yesterday morning before manually activating the beacons. Her father said the yacht had lost its mast.
Australian rescue authorities had warned of 'extremely poor' conditions in the remote part of the ocean where she was drifting, with 90km/ph winds and six metre swells.
She was located by a chartered passenger jet that flew out of Perth, some 3,700 kilometres (2,300 miles) away on the west coast of Australia, carrying rescue experts including trained spotters.
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 June 2010, 15:41   #4
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,620
Thanks, Will;

Hadn't heard that they had located her.

jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:04.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.