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Shipwrecks and other watery deaths

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Here's a thread for sinking ships and other maritime misery.

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knock on effect from talk like a pirate day

 

they're coming for us

 

Image result for ghosts from pirates of the caribbean

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Absolutely fascinating ongoing story.

 

A multinational rescue effort is underway to try to reach an injured sailor whose yacht is disabled in the South Indian Ocean.  Abhilash Tomy, a 39-year-old Indian naval commander, was competing in the 2018 Golden Globe Race -- a nonstop, 30,000-mile solo yachting competition that bars the use of modern technology -- when his boat hit a storm.  Tomy's 36-foot boat, Thuriya, was one of several hit by 80 mph winds and 46-foot seas midway across the South Indian Ocean on Friday, 82 days into the race, organizers said.  Thuriya's mast was broken about 1,900 miles southwest of Perth, Australia "at the extreme limit of immediate rescue range,"

Organizers became concerned after Tomy sent a text message reading: "ROLLED. DISMASTED. SEVERE BACK INJURY. CANNOT GET UP," and then was unheard from for nearly 15 hours.

In a later satellite text message, the sailor gave his location and wrote: "ACTIVATED EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon). CANT WALK. MIGHT NEED STRETCHER."

The race said that subsequent messages indicated that Tomy was safe but lying immobilized in his bunk, with his latest message reading: "CAN MOVE TOES. FEEL NUMB. CAN'T EAT OR DRINK. TOUGH 2 REACH GRAB BAG."

Australian authorities are sending an Anzac-class frigate, but it is expected to take four to five days to reach Tomy.

 

I find it ironic his boat is named Thuriya -- representing the 4th state of consciousness.  Dude gonna be unconscious soon if they can't get food/water to him.  

Crazy that they found him, but can't do shit to help him for "4 or 5 days". WTF? Seems someone would say I'll give it a go and drop into the drink with a bag of food/water for the guy, and some pain pills. Didn't we just get a group of soccer players out of a flooded cave? Shouldn't this be easier?

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I hate to say it :D but there is a special thread for lone yachtspersons.

 

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38 minutes ago, Toast said:

I hate to say it :D but there is a special thread for lone yachtspersons.

 

well move it over then.  Yeah had forgotten about that one.

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On 25/09/2018 at 14:16, Sir Creep said:

Well since it didn't get moved to the other thread -- here's your update.  Mr. Tomy has been rescued!
 

 

Do you think as they were hauling him out on the stretcher they were saying "Tomy" "To you"

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