Bri­tish Golden Globe sailor res­cued in South­ern Ocean

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SAN­TI­AGO: Bri­tish Golden Globe Race sailor Susie Goodall was plucked from a stormy South­ern Ocean by a Chi­nese ship, a day af­ter her yacht was dis­masted, said res­cuers.

Goodall “was res­cued on Fri­day af­ter­noon and is al­ready on the ship head­ing to Punta Are­nas,” in south­ern Chile, the coun­try’s Mar­itime Res­cue Ser­vices said.

A photo tweeted by res­cuers showed Goodall, her head wrapped in a ban­dana, be­ing winched above the waves and aboard the Hong Kong-flagged ves­sel Tian Fu.

“Susie is on the ship!!!! Wowowow! Mes­sage just re­ceived from Susie Goodall,” the Golden Globe Race or­gan­is­ers an­nounced on their web­site.

“This is fan­tas­tic news in­deed ... well done Susie too,” they said.

The 44,000-ton Tian Fu was ex­pected to dock in Punta Are­nas on Tues­day.

The youngest com­peti­tor in the race and the only woman, 29-year-old Goodall was briefly knocked un­con­scious when moun­tain­ous seas up­ended her yacht DHL Starlight early Thurs­day, tear­ing off its mast and trash­ing much of her equip­ment.

— AFP

Safe and sound: Goodall be­ing res­cued by sailors from Hong Kongflagged ves­sel ‘ Tian Fu’ at Chilean ju­ris­dic­tion waters in the South­ern Ocean.

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