Navy commander Abhilash Tomy rescued from Indian Ocean

New Delhi, Sep 24 : Injured Commander and Golden Globe Race (GGR) skipper Abhilash Tomy has been rescued by a French Fishing Vessel Osiris on Monday.

Osiris led by Irish sailor Gregor Mc Guckin battled through Wave heights of 5-8 metres during the time of the rescue operations and  reached Tomy who was lying injured in his sailing vessel in the south of Indian Ocean. Tomy is in a conscious state and has been shifted to the French Fishing Vessel Osiris.

On Sunday morning, an aircraft took off to locate Tomy, an Indian Navy officer. He was injured after his vessel was hit by a vicious storm mid-way across the south Indian Ocean while taking part in the Golden Globe Race (GGR).

Four days after he was seriously injured and stranded in a boat race, Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy was rescued on Monday, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said here.

Commander Tomy was picked up by Osiris, which had responded to an SOS from a massive joint operation launched by Indian and Australian authorities since the past three days.

“Bravo! Osiris and all involved! They have Tomy onboard and he is conscious and talking,” said the Golden Globe Race-2018 in a message.

The naval sailor-cum-sportsperson participating in the GGR-2018, was caught in a huge storm on Friday, 5,020 km from Cape Comorin, India and 3,500 km from Perth, Australia, in the Indian Ocean.

His boat, SV Thuriya, had overturned while he was virtually left paralysed with severe back injuries but managed to relay messages to various authorities from his satphone.

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