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The yacht Rambler 100 has capsized between the Fastnet Rock and the Pantaenius Buoy. All 21 crew have been rescued.
STATEMENT BY THE ROYAL OCEAN RACING CLUB
Issued 2053 BST Monday, 15th August 2011
The yacht Rambler 100 has capsized between the Fastnet Rock and the Pantaenius Buoy. The Irish Coastguard services are coordinating the rescue. The Baltimore RNLI lifeboat is on the scene. Two Sikorsky helicopters have been scrambled and an Irish Naval vessel is en route to the scene of the accident.
All 21 crew have been rescued.
A further statement will be released when more information becomes known.
Royal Ocean Racing Club Ltd
20 St James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NN
This video is of the salvage and righting operation after the capsize.
Footage by Baltimore Sea Safari. (baltimoreseasafari.ie)
They found all crew on the up-turned hull of Rambler were fine and well, but 5 crew had drifted off from the upturned hull and were no longer in sight. They searched the area were they had received a personal EBIRB transmission from and miraculously found the missing 5 crew after they had been in the water for 3 hours.
“We pulled aboard our dive vessel owner George David and his four crew members who had all been strapped together, cold, but healthy, happy, safe, and well” said Team Phaedo’s Rachel Jasperson.
See the dramatic Photos below.
The Rambler 100 yacht crew at Baltimore, Cork, Ireland
Rambler 100 is towed to Barleycove bay in West Cork, Ireland
George David interview in Baltimore, Cork.
Report by SkyNews
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