Derry~Londonderry~Doire successfully recovers man overboard during Clipper Race.
Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor (46) from London was rescued from the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of this morning after falling overboard. He went over the side at 23.43 UTC last night in rough weather and was sighted again at 00.55 UTC before being recovered at approx. 01.13 UTC this morning (13.13 local time, 30 March). The man was recovered about 1:13 p.m. local time from the Pacific Ocean.
The incident happened in rough weather with 35 knots of wind and clear visibility in daylight. Skipper Sean McCarter reported that he was working with Andrew on a sail change near the bow when he went over the side. Sean immediately went back to the helm, stopped the yacht and initiated the MOB (man overboard) procedure.
Video capture at exact time of Man Overboard incident on board Derry~Londonderry~Doire. Skipper Sean McCarter, on the bow at the time rushes to the helm after Andrew Taylor went overboard.
WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE USED AT VERY END: Interview with Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member, Andrew Taylor after man overboard incident in the Pacific Ocean during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Interview with Derry~Londonderry~Doire skipper, Sean McCarter after crew member Andrew Taylor was successfully rescued from a man overboard situation.
PSP Logistics, one of the twelve teams taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, battles across the Pacific Ocean from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA.
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