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Shipwrecked on a Ridiculously Remote Island Surrounded by Shark-Infested Waters

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December 2, 2014

Team Vestas’ 65-foot racing yacht abandoned on the remote Indian Ocean island. Via MRCC Mauritius/Volvo Ocean Race

“I don’t think people can totally appreciate how remote this place is,” commented Team Vestas’ shore manager Neil Cox.   Nine of his teammates are marooned on a remote island in the Indian Ocean after running hard aground last weekend.

The “Coast Guard” station on the island of Íle du Sud is literally the size of a tool shed in someone’s backyard, Cox describes, and it’s manned by two people.

Listen to his recent interview below:

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