Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy rescued at sea after injury

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Given the extent of the sailor's injuries he is likely to spend time on HMAS Ballarat, which will get there on Friday and can take him back to Perth. "CANNOT GET UP". He then did not communicate for almost 15 hours. Both McGuckin and Slats have reported that they are okay.

Even on Monday, it played a prominent role in the rescue operation of Indian Navy officer, Commander Abhilash Tomy.

As per latest updates, French vessel Osiris has rescued Cdr @abhilashtomy of Indian Navy. The Navy also diverted stealth frigate INS Satpura to help in the rescue.

A multinational rescue effort is underway to try to reach an injured sailor whose yacht is disabled in the South Indian Ocean. He is in a conscious state and has been shifted to the French fishing vessel Osiris.

Tomy's mentor and accomplished sailor Captain Dilip Donde (retd) said, "Most people don't see those kind of rough seas in their entire lives". Later, it was an Indian Navy P-8I aircraft that was launched from Mauritius on Saturday night and was the first to spot Thuriya at 2 am on Sunday.

His boat, the Thuriya, is a replica of Robin Knox-Johnston's Suhaili, victor of the first Golden Globe Race in 1968. Tomy was injured and his yacht lost its mast in a storm on Friday.

Irishman McGuckin, whose boat also rolled in the storm and sustained minor injuries, has also asked to be evacuated.

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The race organisers "are extremely grateful" for all rescue efforts and are continuing to work closely with rescue teams.

He was in third position, out of 11 worldwide participants and has sailed over 10,500 nautical miles in the last 84 days, since commencement of the race on July 1, 2018.

Race organizers said Sunday that poor weather conditions will delay the arrival of the first ship to Tomy until Tuesday.

Tomy was participating in the iconic Golden Globe Race when he ran into a massive storm that crippled the yacht and left the naval officer incapacitated.

The sailors have the ability to send 100-character text reports via satellite twice a day and to use a satellite phone to make a weekly safety check.

Abhilash Tomy aboard Thuriya, a replica of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's yacht Suhail, victor of the first GGR 50 years ago. They are also banned from using modern technology such as Global Positioning System and mobile phones.

The Golden Globe race involves a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe - a distance of 30,000 miles - without using modern technology, except for satellite communications, Competitors started from France on 1 July; seven boats have so far withdrawn from the race.

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