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Re: Yacht Evacuated Off Cape Sable Island (Canada)

One more update to the S/V Tabasco II story. The yacht (now beleived sunk) was a Canadian-registered 1968 Creekmore 38. It was sold by its Canadian owner in Trinidad last November to a Ukrainian fellow know around the boatyard as "Shrek". The boat was never re-registered by the new owner. The former owner said he never sailed with more than 3 crew onboard because "the quarters were too cramped". The previous owner also said that the Perkins diesel was prone to stalling when sediment in the fuel tank got stirred up. The yacht was reportedly dismasted with no rigging in sight at the time of the rescue. Some or all of the rescued crew are asking for refugee status. Links to articles from the local paper follow:

Ex-owner worried about fate of vessel

Yacht survivors
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