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Curiouser and curiouser - Why did super yacht Yogi sink? By Lee Mylchreest, 7:34 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012
Eight days after the mystery sinking of the superacht Yogi off Skyros, Greece, the Turkish Shipyard that built the yacht admits they are no nearer knowing why it sank as they and their lawyers have been unable to interview the Captain and crew or obtain written statements. This is in spite of an earlier statement that they were to talk to the Captain and crew two days after the incident. . ...[more]

Brisbane sailor missing in mystery incident By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 9:57 AM Sat 4 Feb 2012
Mystery surrounds the disappearance overboard of a Manly (Brisbane) sailor and his life jacket from his yacht Woden V. With their boat taking on water after having struck rocks, Des Stanaway, a member of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, told his rescuers not to worry, that Woden V would wait on a sandbank overnight and arrange to be towed home in the morning. ...[more]

GPS navigation blamed for midnight collision By Sail-World Cruising, 2:12 PM Wed 1 Feb 2012
Once again the potential for inaccuracy when solely depending on GPS-based equipment has been illustrated. Three sailors who were using GPS for night navigation were forced to abandon their boat when it hit rocks not far from Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand this week. They 'thought they were in the middle of the bay by the GPS' but weren't and hit the rocks. ...[more]

Sea Dog and owner rescued by bulk ore carrier off Cape York Australia By Torres News/Sail-World Cruising, 9:21 AM Sat 28 Jan 2012
A hardened sea-dog called Missy and her cruising sailor owner have lost their uninsured boat home near Australia's Cape York when their yacht Empress III started taking water in a trip from Port Moresby in New Guinea to Cairns. Unable to stop the flow they were finally forced to abandon it. They had lived on the boat for six years which for Missy was her whole life. ...[more]

Pleasure yacht sinks off Oman, all rescued By Times of Oman/Sail-World Cruising, 10:18 AM Tue 17 Jan 2012
Ten passenger sailors on a leisure cruise have been rescued by a British Navy ship and handed over to the Royal Oman Police (ROP) Coast Guard when their 34 metre yacht sank off Ras Al Hadd coast in Sur in the wee hours of yesterday. ...[more]

Two sailors and child rescued off Port Macquarie By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 5:57 PM Fri 13 Jan 2012
A yacht inaptly named 'Fearless' has lost both its sails and its motor while sailing of Smokey Cape, about 40nm north of Port Macquarie. Two crew and a ten-year-old child were rescued after signalling their distress. ...[more]

Sailors come up trumps - eight-day horror voyage By Sail-World Round-up, 11:09 AM Wed 11 Jan 2012
Many leisure sailors admit to wondering how they would behave if they found themselves in a serious situation at sea, but at the same time, we don't really want to have to find out. Three New Zealand sailors, Pete Deakin, Bill Claque and Richard Hope did just that last week and came up trumps (See Sail-World story). Here now is the account of what happened on board during that tough journey. ...[more]

Sail-training crew rescued in 60knot weather By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 10:16 AM Wed 4 Jan 2012
Of seven crew, only one crew member was fit enough to assist with their rescue. 40ft Sail training vessel Liquid Vortex was caught in horrendous Force 11(56-63knot) conditions off the coast of Britain this week. With five crew severely seasick and one injured it was a tough way for the Royal National Lifesaving Institution (RNLI) to start their New Year. ...[more]

Floating yachts abandoned - the scene in 2011 By Nancy Knudsen, , 2:35 PM Fri 30 Dec 2011
Every year there are tragedies at sea, yachts missing and never found, crew washed overboard and lost, or yachts sunk and their crew rescued. Sometimes these incident are caused by the overpowering force of nature, sometimes by crew carelessness, sometimes by the failure of gear or equipment. But what of the floating yachts that are abandoned? ...[more]

Indian sailing cargo vessel's crew rescued by the French By Nancy Knudsen, 7:17 PM Sun 27 Nov 2011
It takes a rescue on the high seas to be reminded that sailing vessels are not only used as recreational vessels in today's world. While the shipping industry is desperately trying new technology that will allow modern ships to use the wind to assist cargo transport around the world, there are traditional sailing ships that have never stopped carrying cargo. ...[more]

Ship Captain describes dangerous yacht rescue off Bermuda By Simon Jones, BDA Sun/Sail-World Cruising, , 3:23 AM Thu 10 Nov 2011
The captain of the ship Oleander has described how he and his crew battled high winds and huge waves to pluck four sailors from their stricken yacht Elle after AMVER called them to the rescue. The incident was reported several days ago by Sail-World Cruising, but now the Captain has spoken out. ...[more]

New container collision incident off South Africa By Des Ryan round-up, 7:39 PM Sat 5 Nov 2011
Don't believe that containers are no longer a threat to cruising sailors. Only two weeks ago solo French racing sailor Mathieu Claveau's small yacht hit a 'hard object' in the middle of the Atlantic and sank. Now five South African sailors are lucky to be alive after their yacht struck what they believe was a container and sank off Maputo in Mozambique this week. ...[more]

Dream sail ends in disaster - WA family rescued By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 4:47 PM Sat 5 Nov 2011
The waters around Mackay are having more than their share of sinkings and rescues at the moment. Just a week after a lone sailor had to be rescued by helicopter after his yacht sank of the Percy Group of islands, a West Australian family's catamaran has sunk not far south of the Percy's, in Shoalwater Bay. ...[more]

Gladstone sailor rows for his life By Andrea Davy, Daily Mercury/Sail-World, , 3:42 PM Mon 31 Oct 2011
What do you do after you've just watched your prized sailing boat and only home sink to the ocean floor? You start rowing. That was Steven Richmond's only choice after his 11-metre catamaran, Felix, hit a submerged object and began to take on water near the Percy Island Group about 10am on Saturday ...[more]

Indian Coastguard rescues Australian yacht By Nancy Knudsen, , 1:26 PM Wed 19 Oct 2011
First reports from India indicate that the yacht Dish Dash had been sailing for four days after an electrical breakdown before it notified the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination centre in Kuala Lumpur that help was needed. ...[more]

Lake Michigan sailors warned - a 32ft yacht is adrift By US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising, , 12:30 PM Mon 17 Oct 2011
Sail-World warns leisure sailors and other boaters that there is a navigational hazard, a 32ft vessel, adrift on Lake Michigan after the yacht was abandoned on 16th October. Its two male crew were airlifted to safety by an MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter. ...[more]

Exhaustion, heart-attack, the rescue authorities are always there By Sail-World Cruising, , 6:42 AM Mon 17 Oct 2011
Whether it's returning exhausted sailors to safe mooring or saving a life by quick thinking and a defibrillator, the rescue authorities seem to be everywhere at once and making a positive difference to the lives of the Australian sailing community. Thanks all - these two stories from Sunday paint the picture: ...[more]

New Zealander and Norwegian missing in the Atlantic By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 3:16 PM Wed 21 Sep 2011
Another yacht has gone missing, this time a Norwegian yacht in the Atlantic. A wide-spread search is underway, co-ordinated by the Irish Coast Guard off the south-west coast for a yacht with two crew on board, a New Zealander and a Norwegian. They are missing on a voyage from Bermuda to Crookhaven in the County of Cork in Ireland. ...[more]

Video captures dangerous rescue in Irish seas By Sail-World Cruising, , 10:20 AM Wed 14 Sep 2011
Most of the really dramatic incidents on our world's oceans - rescues, dismastings, shipwrecks - happen out of the sight of a camera, but Aaron Quirey happened to be on the scene when a brave member of the Irish Coastguard braved high winds, dangerous rocks and a flailing yacht mast to rescue a sailor this week. ...[more]

Hero ships rescue four French sailors in the Atlantic By US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:46 AM Fri 9 Sep 2011
The winds were 45 knots and the seas 25-30 feet when the aluminium ketch suffered a knockdown and lost its mast this week 1400 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The French flagged yacht Roule ta Bille was returning across the Atlantic to Europe when the incident happened, and, as so often happens today, it was merchant ships as well as traditional rescue authorities that came to the rescue. ...[more]

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