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Re: Sailors rescued 900 miles off shore..
Have another recent one. Only at 60Nm from land he was rescued because he felt strong pains in the chest. He was 67 year's older.
I confess that guys with around 70 or more and small children (with less than 3 years) on a sailboat on long Ocean passages give me some concern. It is known that both groups need frequent medical care that obviously is not available in the middle of the Ocean.
Some worry a lot about boat seaworthiness but this seems to me a far bigger risk not only to them but to the ones that risk their lives to assist them, not to mention costs that are not paid by them but by all.