Solo UK sailor rescued
A BRITISH woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race has been rescued after a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean destroyed her mast and knocked her unconscious.
Susie Goodall tweeted to say she was “on the ship” on Friday afternoon after Chilean authorities directed Hong Kong-registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu to help the stricken sailor.
The 29-year-old had been competing in the Golden Globe Race, a 30,000 nautical mile (55,560km) and non-stop circumnavigation.
On the Golden Globe Race website, officials said they had been in regular radio contact with Goodall since she regained consciousness.
Goodall was in fourth place when she lost her mast about 3,200km west of Cape Horn near the southern tip of South America on Wednesday.