Sleeping on cargo ship, heading to Gibraltar

31 Jan

Sara G capsized at around 11AM on the 30th of January, due to rough seas. Aodhán and the rest of the crew are safe and currently aboard Panamanian cargo ship “Nord Tapei” and heading towards Gibraltar. They will be arriving in Gibraltar on the 9th of February.

The coast guard said the following: “The shore contact for the Sara G managed to get through to the crew of the boat via satellite phone and ascertained that the boat had capsized. They had abandoned to the life raft, which was tethered to the capsized vessel”.

  • Please click HERE for this morning’s Heart FM chat with Ian’s wife
  • Please click HERE for a related BBC article

We haven’t heard from Aodhán yet, but when we do we will let you all know! He’s safe, that’s the most important thing!

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One Response to “Sleeping on cargo ship, heading to Gibraltar”

  1. Stephen Coady January 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    We at Gentle Giant learned of the capsize today and are sorry to learn of the incident. More importantly we are relieved to know that the rowers are all safe and have been rescued. Please let us know if there is any type of support we can offer. We’re proud of the guys for their great effort!

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