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Indian, Irish Yachtsmen ‘Stable’ After Remote Ocean Rescue

The yachts were damaged during a storm on Friday (21), leaving the yachtsmen marooned some 3,500 kilometres off Australia’s west coast. (Photo by Rob Griffith – Pool via Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Two solo yachtsman stranded in the remote Indian Ocean during a round-the-world race were in a “good and stable condition” after being rescued in a multinational mission, Australian authorities said on Tuesday (25). The yachts of Indian Abhilash Tomy and Irishman Gregor McGuckin, competitors in the Golden Globe race, were damaged during a storm on Friday (21), leaving them marooned some 3,500 kilometres (2,200 miles) off Australia’s west coast. Tomy, a 39-year old navy commander, was badly injured during the storm and on his bunk unable to move, race organisers said. As part of an international effort to reach the…

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