Tanker To The Rescue Of Extreme Sailor

John Konrad
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January 6, 2009

 Vendee Globe capsize of Jean Le Cam - Rescue Tanker Sonangol Kassanje

The official AMVER blog brings us news of a rescue currently underway:

Vendee Globe organizers lost all communications with French yachtsman Jean Le Cam after his sailboat capsized 200 miles off the coast of Cape Horn early Tuesday morning. An international effort, including a tanker dispatched by the Amver system, was underway to rescue the sailor.

Search and rescue authorities from Chile, France, and the United States Coast Guard Amver system are working together to coordinate the rescue. Chilean authorities dispatched a rescue aircraft and, using data from the United States Coast Guard Amver program, requested the Bahamian flagged oil tanker Sonagol Kassenje to Cam’s last known position.  Continue Reading…

Photo credit: MRCC Chile

For those interested in the race be sure to visit SitesAlive for the voyage of American sailor Rich Wilson.

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