Monday, February 23, 2009

40 Days Lost at Sea, To Dangerous for Coast Guard Rescue

Brit Couple Saved After 40 Days Lost At Sea



The coastguard said it was too dangerous for anyone to come out so we just had to carry on drifting in the middle of the ocean

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This story doesn't add up.

esryle said...

I agree, there has got to be something more to this, I have a hard time believing the Coast Guard couldnt do something. The Coasties are world wide now and even engaged on the War on Terror as well.

Pat said...

HMMMM...... it does sound a bit odd. 320 miles SE of Bermuda is a pretty good ways out but not unreachable. I find it hard to believe that there wasn't a warship close enough to change course for a day or so and send it's chopper out for a search and rescue. I wonder what happened to the boat. Did they just leave it? I hope they have insurance. That would really suck being stuck out there. I wonder what could jam a rudder enough that you couldn't fix it somehow. The writer really left a lot to be desired. I think I'll check on this story later, maybe there will be more info out when they get back from sea.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

Monday morning quarterbacking is unfair.

I have sailed across from Canaries to St Lucia, had some bumpy seas, but luckily had no real mechanical mishaps. this event makes me wonder why Stuart did not just get access to his rudder post and use a wrench to undo the rudder stock and let the rudder fall off?

They could have rigged a backup, went on their way.

For sure, I would have been very intimate with the steering system by the time they were rescued.