Route du Rhum, Oman Air Majan activa la baliza de emergencia . Ya fue rescatado con abandono del barco
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OMAN AIR MAJAN REPORTS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE
At 1648 CET (GMT+1) Oman Air Majan skipper Sidney Gavignet reported that he has substantial damage to the leeward front beam. Oman Air Majan was sailing in 20 knots of wind, upwind and the conditions were not extreme.
Sidney has activated his distress beacon and is currently in the main hull,
he is in his survival suit and is not injured. There is no water in the main
hull and it remains watertight.
Race director Jean Maurel is in contact with the Portuguese rescue service,
and he remains in constant contact with Sidney and his shore team.
An update will be issued once further information is obtained.
OMAN AIR MAJAN SKIPPER SIDNEY GAVIGNET RESCUED NORTH EAST OF THE AZORES
By Team Oman Air Majan
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As outlined in the last statement at 18: 30 CET (GMT+1), OMAN AIR MAJAN received substantial damage to the leeward front beam, and it is confirmed that OMAN AIR MAJAN has lost her mast. The port float is under the main beam; due to the serious nature of damage, and the uncertainty, the skipper Sidney Gavignet has made the difficult decision to abandon the boat.
At 20: 51 CET (GMT+1) skipper Sidney Gavignet was picked up by a bulk carrier called Cavo Alexander which was en route to Turkey. Sidney is safe and well and is in contact with his shore team via satellite phone. The bulk carrier is 840 miles from Gibraltar and is expected there in two days.
Oman Air Majan is being tracked via its iridium-tracking device and a salvage operation is well under way.
An update will be issued once further information is obtained
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