Man Falls Overboard During Leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race

Monday, March 26, 2018
GoLocalProv Sports Team

Team Scallywag
A search and rescue operation is underway for a man who fell overboard on Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag on Monday afternoon during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The man, John Fisher, was wearing survival equipment when he went overboard.

“Naturally we are deeply concerned, especially given the weather conditions, and Race Control in Alicante is supporting the Scallywag team and MRCC throughout the operation.We will have more information as it becomes available,” said Volvo Ocean Race in their press release.

The remainder of the crew are safe.

The Incident

The incident took place approximately 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn.

The wind in the search area is a strong 35-knot westerly, with accompanying sea state.

Water temperature is 9-degrees Celsius.

According to the release, weather conditions are forecast to get worse.

Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is a 45,000 nautical mile race around the world. The teams are currently on Day 9 of Leg 7, a 7,600-mile race from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil.

  • Lisbon stopover, The Mirpuri - HiFly In Port Race. Photo by Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race. 03 November

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  • Lisbon. The Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race. 03 November 2017

    Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race

     
  • Lisbon stopover, The Mirpuri - HiFly In Port Race. Photo by Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race. 03 November

    Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race

     
  • Lisbon stopover. Photo by Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race. 03 November, 2017.
     

     
  • Lisbon stopover. Photo by Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race. 03 November, 2017.

    Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race

     

     
  • Lisbon. The Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race. 03 November 2017

    Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race

     
  • Lisbon Stopover.The Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race. Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race. 03 November

    Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

     
  • Lisbon stopover. The Mirpuri - HiFly In Port Race. Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race. 03 November

    Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

     
  • Lisbon stopover, The Mirpuri - HiFly In Port Race. Photo by Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race. 03 November

    Jesus Renedo/Volvo Ocean Race

     

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