Solo UK sailor res­cued

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

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.

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