Navy Commander rescued from yacht stranded off Australian coast

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Navy officer Abhilash Tomy was representing India during the Golden Globe Race 2018 but his boat lost its mast after being caught in the storm in the Indian Ocean.

Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, who was injured and his boat wrecked in a massive storm in the Indian Ocean while on his second circumnavigation of the globe, was rescued by a French naval vessel on Monday. Indian Navy Spokesperson Captain DK Sharma confirmed Tomy’s rescue and warranted that he used to be in protected hands.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated that rescued navy officer Abhilash Tomy will likely be taken to Mauritius for clinical consideration. “He’s concious and doing k. The vessel will shift him to a nearby island (I’lle Amsterdam) by evening,” Sitaraman tweeted.

He is conscious but tired and dehydrated, said the officer’s father, PC Tomy, in Kochi

Tomy’s boat, the Thuriya, is a replica of Robin Knox-Johnston’s ‘Suhaili’, which used to be the winner of the well-known Golden Globe Speed in 1968. Friday’s storm, which damaged the vessel, whipped up 70-knot winds and 14-metre (45ft) waves, and additionally knocked down the yacht of one more competitor, Dutchman Mark Slats, twice, BBC reported.

Rescue groups from heaps of international locations, at the side of India, had raced in direction of Tomy, but the French fishing vessel Osiris reached him first.

Tomy became the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe onboard his boat Mhadei – solo, non-stop and unassisted – in 2013. He was awarded India’s second-highest peace-time gallantry award, Kirti Chakra, for the feat. He has been an inspiration and hope for millions of Indians who dream big and want to achieve their goals,” said Tarini skipper Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi.

By- Simran Guleria