GGR Day 83: Code Red Alert update

Media update 13:00 UTC 22.9.2018   Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Early today, Golden Globe Race HQ finally received a satellite text message from Abhilash Tomy, the injured Indian solo sailor dismasted in the South Indian Ocean some 1,900 miles SW of Perth, Australia on Friday. ACTIVATED EPIRB.CANT WALK.MIGHT NEED STRETCHER Position: 39′ 25.297 S 077′ 30.629 E at 22 Sep 02:28 UTC

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Honoring First Responders

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Today marks the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy in the United States.  Our nation will be forever indebted to the men and women who were among the first emergency responders who came to the aid of the thousands of people who were victims of this horrific act of terrorism.

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a Forever stamp honoring firefighters, emergency medical professionals and law enforcement officers who serve our communities across the nation. The Honoring First Responders Forever stamp will be dedicated at the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, MT.  Guy Cottrell, Chief Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service will be the dedicating official. To learn more, visit:

Adam Moody – Craster and Seahouses Lifeboat Crews

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and totally unexpected death of one of our crew. Adam Moody was a Helmsman at our flank station at Craster (his home station), and had recently enlisted at Seahouses as Helmsman for our ILB, as well as crew for our ALB. Adam lived at Embleton, half way between the two stations. Not content with that, he was also an active member of Howick Coastguard Team.  Adam collapsed suddenly on the Cheviot Walk on Saturday 01 September. He leaves a partner and 3 children, the youngest being only 10 weeks. Although he had only joined the Seahouses Crew recently, he will be deeply missed. A dedicated and loyal crewman, popular among his fellow crewmen at Craster and Seahouses, so unjustly taken from us. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, and his colleagues at Craster Lifeboat Station, who are deeply stunned by his death.


The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch, Fire, Family, & Fidelity


The author is establishing herself as a specialist in the subject of maritime disasters. This is another memorial account that captures the terrors of maritime disaster, bringing the dead back to life. – Most Highly Recommended.

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