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Golden Globe Race: Indian Navy Officer Abhilash Tomy injured; INS Satpura dispatched for rescue
 
Johannesburg: Abhilash Tomy, the Indian Navy officer who got injured during his Golden Globe Race has sent messages again saying he is seriously injured. In the message sent on Saturday morning, he said that the yacht has been dismasted.

Abhilash's Twitter handle tweeted on Saturday that Abhilash has sustained some serious back injuries but was safe. He also said that he is safe inside the boat and his tracker is working. He has activated the EPIRB. EPIRB (Emergency position indicating radio beacon) is a device used to alert search and rescue personnel to a striken vessel's location.

The Indian Navy said that all efforts are on to reach the Commander and INS Satpura has been dispatched for the rescue mission.

The race organizers said that Tomy and Ireland's Gregory McGukin are approximately 1900 miles west of Cape Leeuwin in West Australia.

The Golden Globe Race started on July 1 in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France with 18 sailors in the line-up. Other race competitors have been alerted to the situation and have offered to assist.


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