SOS in the Vendée Globe: Herrmann and to the best of Aven to rescue colleagues on the raft

The Frenchman Kevin Escoffier has on 22. The day of the race, the Vendée Globe will leave his ship after a distress call. The previously third-placed of the sai

SOS in the Vendée Globe: Herrmann and to the best of Aven to rescue colleagues on the raft

The Frenchman Kevin Escoffier has on 22. The day of the race, the Vendée Globe will leave his ship after a distress call. The previously third-placed of the sailing regatta sent about 550 nautical miles from Cape town, a SOS-Signal, and his Team reported a water break-in on Board,on the phone, he was then reachable.

The coast guard contacted the nearest rival of the Frenchman, Jean le Cam, who changed his course and hurried Escoffier help. "Jean le Cam arrived in the area and saw Kevin in his life-raft", reported the organizers. Le Cam be with the engine on-the-go and prepare to mountains Escoffier.

As the French sports newspaper L'equipe writes on her Website, was failed in the rescue action, however, miss. An engine problem prevented Le Cam on it, to intervene. Therefore, the race direction has now ordered the German Skipper Boris Herrmann (SeaExplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco) and his two competitors, Yannick best Aven (CoQ IV the Master) and Sébastien Simon, to save Escoffier. Herrmann and best Aven were at 17.00 on the places six and eight, and should be located in the vicinity of Escoffier's position. This swims in his rescue boat on the open sea. As such, inflatable boat looks like, the French Journalist Yohan Roblin on Twitter, and Worries.

Whether the 61-year-old le Cam will be punished for the use of its engine, is still unclear. The trip in the Vendée Globe non-stop and without assistance around the world about 45,000 kilometers long.

Updated Date: 01 December 2020, 02:19

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