we got news today via Eagles Wings that Jim and Joy were helicoptered off Kelerin in big seas off the Washington Coast. They were on their way back from their years in the SW Pacific and were soon to be home. This is from the USCG.
USCG post June 16, 2018, 6:34pm (probably west coast pacific time zone)
@USCGPacificNW#USCG aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter led to distressed sailors by EPIRB registered to S/V Kelaerin. The two sailors reportedly transiting from Hawaii to Bellingham, Washington were hoisted to safety.
Here is a link to some video taken from the helicopter:
Currently in Riverside Drive Marina, Whangarei. Will depart for Marsden Cove Marina to complete check out procedures on Monday and depart NZ for French Polynesia on Tuesday morning.
safe and sound in Opua. Have fun
eta Friday am
All ok on board. 800 to Opua
Momi Bay and leaving today
moving 20m to Yadua today
Anchored at which Namena is just south of Savusavu and I dont have the coords
arrived safely from Samoa
have slowed down to arrive in the light at Savusavu
Very hard raio to hear as quite muffled so data may not be correct. Will arrive late Sat in savusavu
passage Apia to Savusavu
leaving Apia tomorrow for savusavu
7.8 m from Apia. Thanks Astarte for relay
Under the trough in Pagppago. Looking at departing for Apia on Thursday
on passage to American Samoa
on passage Vavauu to American Samoa
Will be in Vavauu for a few more weeks and then head to the Samoas
arrived Tonga. Not great weather but otherwise good to be there.
Have a 1.5 neg current which must be annoying but they have an easy time before check in on Monday
240nm to Tongatapu and will check in monday morning. Not stopping at Minerva
on way to Tonga and looking to get back on line when wind picks up
thanks Claudia for the relay
on passage to Opua
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