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SportBritish solo sailor Susie Goodall is rescued by cargo vessel in the Southern Ocean

19:41  07 december  2018
19:41  07 december  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Susie Goodall was taking part in Golden Globe round-the-world race when her boat overturned and A major rescue operation is under way in the Southern Ocean after a British solo yachtswoman However, her position – about 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn – is remote and the nearest vessel that

British solo sailor Susie Goodall is rescued by cargo vessel in the Southern Ocean© DAMIEN MEYER British Susie Goodall looks over as she sets sail on her boat 'DHL Starlight' in Les Sables d'Olonne Harbour on July 1, 2018, at the start of the solo around-the-world 'Golden Globe Race' ocean race in which sailors compete without high technology aides such as GPS or computers. (Photo by Damien MEYER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON (AP) -- A cargo ship on Friday rescued a British sailor after a violent storm ripped off her mast and flung her yacht end over end in the Southern Ocean as she competed in a solo round-the-world race.

British sailor Susie Goodall tweeted "ON THE SHIP!!!" soon after the Hong Kong-registered MV Tian Fu arrived at her location. The cargo vessel had been traveling from China to Argentina when it diverted to reach her.

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U.K. sailor Susie Goodall has, metaphorically, traveled far from the Shire into a land of unknown geography Susie Goodall recently moved northeast to search for favorable winds, rather than alternatively tack In the video above, Don McIntyre explains the challenges of the Southern Ocean .

Susie Goodall is an offshore and ocean sailing instructor who was introduced to the sport at the Susie Goodall is one of 7 entrants to have selected the rugged Rustler 36 class yacht to compete in In 2016, the yacht underwent an initial refit prior to Susie completing a solo transatlantic passage to

Race officials have been in regular radio contact with the 29-year-old Goodall, who lost her mast 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) west of Cape Horn near the southern tip of South America.

Her rescue unfolded early Friday, when the Tian Fu found Goodall an hour before daylight. In a message to race officials at 1115 GMT (5:15 a.m. EST), she confirmed that she had sighted the Tian Fu and that sea swells were up to 4 meters (13 feet) high.

Those conditions make a rescue more difficult, said Paul Owen of the International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations.

"It's not a very hospitable place," said Owen, a former captain.

But that was only the beginning of her troubles Friday. Goodall's engine failed and could not be restarted, limiting her ability to maneuver. Without an engine, her stricken yacht, the DHL Starlight, had to drift with its sea anchor before the master of the MV Tian Fu could maneuver the 40,000 ton cargo ship alongside it.

Goodall was the youngest entrant and the only woman in the Golden Globe competition that began July 1 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France. Only five of the 18 skippers who began the race still remain. They are trying to sail roughly 30,000 miles (48,280 kilometers) alone, nonstop and without outside assistance before returning to the same French port.

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