VNR Ghost boat - Turn the Tide on Plastic sail past 'ghost boat' abandoned months ago following dramatic rescue

ID

500612

SHOOT DATE

13 Feb 2018

PRODUCTION COMPANY

VOR

DESCRIPTION
In October 2017, two sailors from Hawaii and a dog were rescued by the US Navy from their cruising sail boat, 'Sea Nymph', 1000 miles off the coast of Japan after drifting at sea for nearly five months in their damaged boat, and abandoning their vessel in the process.

Four months later, Turn the Tide on Plastic, a boat competing in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Hong Kong to Auckland, had a close encounter with the abandoned vessel, which remains afloat and adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Turn The Tide on Plastic came across the Sea Nymph on Tuesday morning UTC, about 360 miles east of Guam providing this drone footage and first-hand blog of what they saw.
SHOTLIST
00:00 IV E Brian Thompson (GBR), navigator of Turn the Turn the Tide on Plastic
01:07 Drone images of the ghost boat
02:28 ENDS
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