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La Belle Vie rescue

A reminder not all Atlantic crossings are as successful as La Vagabonde's.

https://gcaptain.com/the-rescue-maers...

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Wow. Well written.

Even on this quick text book rescue it took 8 hours to accomplish in F8 gale and the whole ships expert crew making a ship do what it's not designed to do.

Great work.
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Re: La Belle Vie rescue

Incredible. The entire time the crew was on the ladder, I worried the sailboat's rigging could hit him.
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Re: La Belle Vie rescue

My 1st thought too.
They planned and set the line and ladder so it shouldnt happen
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Re: La Belle Vie rescue

Lucky the guy was not injured and had enough strength to climb the ladder too.
Lesson learned: Calling for help is the easiest part of being rescued.
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Re: La Belle Vie rescue

Not their first rodeo. The ship crew looked like they treated it like buisiness as usual.
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Re: La Belle Vie rescue

Sailboat guy looked very proficient..rolled in the napkin of jib, secured for possible later recovery, gathered his important stuff, not paniced
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Re: La Belle Vie rescue

The article indicates it took over 5 hours for the ship to get there, so this was in the middle of the ocean.

At the end of the video it says the keel was damaged.

I wonder how? Is there any more information on what caused this?
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