Friday, June 11, 2010

Amver ships race to save Abby Sunderland

Stormy Sea

An international search effort, involving French, Australian, and United States Coast Guard rescue authorities coupled with several Amver ships is underway to rescue 16 year old solo sailor Abby Sunderland. Three Amver enrolled ships are within 700 miles of the California teen's location and are diverting to assist. The Amver vessels were diverted using the surface picture, or SURPIC, provided by the United States Coast Guard

Sunderland activated her emergency beacon after reports her sailboat had been "knocked down" during rough weather in the Indian Ocean. Latest reports state she has been sighted and appears to be in good health and with her boat.

We will keep you posted from Posidonia when we learn more information or you may check the United States Coast Guard Eleventh District site for updates as well.

Photo credit: XeuBix

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