Abhilash Tomy, stranded in Indian Ocean, rescued

McGuckin is now stranded 1,900 miles west of Australia

Friday's storm whipped up 70-knot winds and 14-metre (45ft) waves, which also knocked down the yacht of another competitor, Dutchman Mark Slats, twice.

Abhilash will reportedly be transferred to the Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat soon.

Abhilash Tomy, the Indian Navy Commander stranded at sea for over two days during a circumnavigation tournament, has been safely rescued, the Navy said Monday. He's conscious and doing okay. The vessel will shift him to a nearby island (I'lle Amsterdam) by evening.

Abhilash Tomy's boat Thuriya lost its mast during a storm as he took part of the round-the-world solo Golden Globe yacht race.

The Indian Navy's P8I aircraft, which flew from Mauritius in the early hours of Sunday, has located the "mast broken boat rolling excessively", he said.

Australian authorities sent an Anzac-class frigate, but it was expected to take four to five days to reach Tomy.

AMSA, which is coordinating the search, said the crews saw that the yacht was dismasted but did not get further information about Tomy's condition.

The race's website described Tomy as one of India's most prominent sailors and a pilot in the Indian Navy.

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"The tricky weather conditions are adding to the hurdles", he said. With those words, an Indian navy rep revealed the status of sailor Abhilash Tomy, who'd placed an emergency call from his yacht during a bid to make it around the world in the Golden Globe Race.

"The French research vessel Osiris will arrive in the location of Tomy's vessel at approximately mid-afternoon Canberra time, probably about 2:00pm West Australian time", he said.

The yacht was in Australia's search and rescue zone 3,500 kilometres southwest of the Australian city of Perth and 3,000 kilometres southeast of the French island of Reunion, said Australian Maritime Safety Authority search and rescue officer Phil Gaden.

A French ship is making an attempt to rescue an Indian sailor who is unable to move with a back injury and alone in the remote southern Indian Ocean.

Organisers of the Golden Globe Race posted Tomy's latest distress message on Sunday, in which the Indian sailor complained of vomiting and chest pain.

Cdr Tomy is the only Indian to complete solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe in 2012-13 on board the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Mhadei, and has covered 53,000 nautical miles under sail.

The 2018 Golden Globe fleet set sail on July 1 from Les Sables d'Olonne in France.

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