Asia-Pacific

Solo round-the-world sailor rescued

Golden Globe Race yachtswoman Susie Goodall has been rescued by a cargo ship two days after her boat capsized in the Southern Ocean.

A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race has been rescued after a vicious storm in the Southern Ocean destroyed her mast and knocked her unconscious.

Susie Goodall tweeted to say she was "on the ship" on Friday afternoon after Chilean authorities directed Hong Kong-registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu to help the stricken sailor.

The 29-year-old had been competing in the Golden Globe Race - a 30,000 nautical mile (55,560 km) and non-stop circumnavigation.

On the Golden Globe Race website, officials said they have been in regular radio contact with Goodall since she regained consciousness.

Goodall was in fourth place when she lost her mast around 3,200km west of Cape Horn near the southern tip of South America on Wednesday.

She was the youngest entrant and the sole female in the demanding race, and has so far spent more than five months at sea.

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