This is why we’ve written our Emergency Preparedness course, because being diligent, carrying out preparation, and completing training pays off.
Where Diligence, Preparation, and Training Pays Off! – What Happened?
The steering failed and the conditions heightened
A drogue was deployed to slow them down and stabilise the vessel
They had already raised the alarm
More steering failures led to a Mayday being issued. When something goes wrong on board, it very often spirals out of control with other issues. The conditions worsened.
With great training, preparation, and diligence the vessel was abandoned and all saved.
From Sail-World Magazine: ARC 2021: Yacht Charlotte Jane III abandoned after catastrophic steering failure
The five-man British crew of Charlotte Jane III were evacuated onto another ARC yacht today (01 December) after a catastrophic steering failure left the vessel disabled.
Skipper Paul Hutley had raised concerns during the night of 30/11 > 01/12 after the yacht’s starboard side steering on the twin-wheel Hanse 588 broke. Full article here.
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