Seven passengers injiured when rogue wave hit ship
Seven passengers had to be taken to the hospital after a giant wave hit a fast-paced ship the bow of the "Trollfjord" so that many of the passengers were thrown over. The storm hit the ship when it sailed over the Hustadvika Sea between Kristiansund and Molde in the night of Nov 18, 2017. The ship had sailed from Kristiansund earlier in the evening and was heading south towards the neighboring town of Molde in Møre og Romsdal. None of the seven should was seriously injured, but they were brought to a doctor just after the ship arrived at Molde. All passengers were discharged from the hospital after having been examined by a doctor and receiving necessary medical attention. Six of the guests wwere driven to Ålesund and boarded the ship there. The seventh left in Molde.
The ship had a thorough check in Molde for several hours, before the journey was continued on to Ålesund and then southwards directly towards Bergen due to the sea conditions on a more sheltered route. The tough weather conditions had damaged glasses, plates and other equipment, some cabins were flooded with sea water.
An around-the-world sailor has been rescued in the Indian Ocean west of Perth by the "Patriot" after his yacht lost its mast during rough weather in the night of Nov 16, 2017. The ship went to the solo sailor's rescue after he alerted the International Emergency Response Coordination Centre in the United States. The "Patriot" arrived at the yacht's location and rescued the sailor on Nov 17 about 1 p.m. The Australian Safety Maritime Authority also sent a jet with a West Australian police officer on board to the stricken yacht 2100 kilometres west of Perth. The sailor is in good health, and he and the "Patriot" were expected to arrive in Fremantle on Nov 20.
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On Nov 16, 2017, the "Mersini" rescued four sailors in Mozambican waters after their yacht "Kinda Magic" had sunk. They were delivering the 40-foot yacht to the Seychelles and left Hout Bay, Cape Town, on Oct 20. The crew had stopped in at Mossel Bay and East London, but because weather conditions were so good, they decided not to stop in at Richards Bay and continued up to Mozambique. A 7 a.m. the Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC) based in Cape Town received a distress signal from the yacht which was reported to be about 215 km from Ilha Do Fogo (Mozambique) and approximately 175 km directly from the shore. The "Mersini" which was in close proximity was contacted them and requested to divert to assist the distressed yacht. The tanker arrived at the scene just after 8.30 a.m. and found the four South African sailors had already got into their life raft and the yacht was partially submerged. The four were plucked to safety, and the "Kinda Magic" sank soon after the rescue.
On nov 18, 2017, the RCCNZ coordinated the rescue of a Kiwi yachtsman who had to abandon his yacht "Waimanu" 90 nautical miles east of Norfolk Island. A defence force C-130 Hercules circled over the location of the life raft while the "Norfolk Guardian" was diverted to the location. At 3 p.m. the yachtsman was taken on board and due to arrive at Norfolk Island in the evening.
The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand on Nov 18, 2017, was in contact with a Norwegian yachtsman whose damaged yacht "Ilanga" was in 50 knot winds (90kmh) and very heavy seas. The yachtsman is the only person on board and activated his emergency beacon at 4.14 p.m. The "Ilanga" had damaged sails and rigging and a broken window, and had taken on some water but was not in danger of sinking. There has also been a fire in an electrical panel.
The RCCNZ has diverted the "Southern Lily" to assist and was due to meet the yacht at about midday on Nov 19. Mayday calls were continuing to be relayed in case another ship might be closer. A New Zealand Defence Force P-3K2 Orion flew over the "Ilanga" in the evening and was to return to help the "Southern Lily" rendezvous with her.