Former SCOTW Jeanne Socrates has once again encountered some seriously bad luck on her way ‘round the Horn. From the thread:
KC2IOV Nereida Capt Jeanne Knocked down (Turtle upside down) Damage so far. 2249utc 55-59.68S 071-45.04W drifting S @ 2K hove to. boom broken, Hard dodger smashed.(gone) rope round prop. Chaotic below decks. Good news. Not injured. has stay sail, + headsail. engine working.
Hopes weather will moderate in am and that rope cutter on prop works so she can motor round cape Horn and into nearest port for repairs.Will call on 14.300usdb if further please monitor, was only contact she cd make.
Have passed updated position and info to RCC Chile and USCG Evangalistas. Abodehornos Light houses and RCC Punta Arenas are trying to make contact direct on radio. I have traffic from RCC Chile and USCG for her. will need assistance at net time 0300UTC though we had fair copy last night and this afternoon. 73
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I will keep all posted as I get information.
UPDATE: Nereida has been taken in tow by a Chilean fishing boat.