Monday 21 January 2013

Stranded French yachtie rescued by Orion, but at what cost?

THE ANTARCTIC cruise ship MV Orion has rescued stranded round-the-world solo yachtsman Alain Delord who is said to be in good health.

The captain of the Antarctic cruise ship diverted to rescue a stricken yachtsman in the remote Southern Ocean has described how passengers cheered when Alain Delord was plucked from the sea.

Mr Delord was attempting to sail solo and without assistance around the world and has been at sea since October last year. His yacht, Tchouk Tchouk Nougat, was damaged in rough weather off Tasmania on Friday.

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