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Old 01-19-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
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Default Alain Deloard, abandoned yacht in the Southern Ocean

Grave concerns for sailor adrift on a liferaft south of Tasmania as rescue described as a 'very big if'

"Alain Deloard, 63, an accomplished French sailor with 17 trans-Atlantic voyages under his belt, abandoned his fibreglass yacht after activating an emergency beacon on Friday.

"A plane has been able to pick up a signal from the sailor and he appears to be in a liferaft, so there are grave concerns for his safety," said Joel Katz, chief executive of Sydney-based Orion Expeditions, whose flagship vessel MV Orion is scheduled to rendezvous with the life raft at 6pm tomorrow.

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Picked up safely and arrived in Hobart this morning. Watched the ship come in over breakfast.
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