Saturday, 14 November 2009

TJV: BT Update at 1530 CET 13th November 2009

Seb Josse and Jeff Curzon on board BT. Image copyright Th. Martinez/Sea&Co/OC Events.

by Régis Lerat

BT co-skipper Jeff Cuzon spoke to Race Director Jean Maurel at 13:25 GMT approximately, saying that the situation has been stabilised on board BT and both men are secure, calmly waiting for the rescue operation to unfold.

A helicopter is currently refuelling and will depart to locate BT as soon as possible. Due to the conditions it might not be possible to recover the skippers by air.

A rescue boat was reported to be 30 miles away from BT and making best speed towards BT. The crew still have their handheld Iridium satellite phone, and the EPIRB beacon is functioning properly, reporting BT's position.

Transat Jacques Vabre

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