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28 April 2005, 03:59 pm
Rescue Of Médiatis Région Aquitaine
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The Médiatis Région Aquitaine technical team left Las Palmas, Gran Canaria yesterday at 1900 hours French time, aboard Iron Bull, a 2,400 horsepower tug boat. Their mission: to recover pieces of, and re-right, the capsized catamaran.
34m long and 10m wide, Iron Bull is equipped with a zodiac and with a crane to facilitate operation of rescuing Médiatis Région Aquitaine.

Positioned 500 miles from Las Palmas, the technical team will need approximately 48 hours to arrive at the location where Médiatis Région Aquitaine capsized in the early hours of Monday morning.

Then the delicate operations will begin with the recovery of masts and sails, and the re-righting of the boat.

Médiatis Région Aquitaine's skipper, Yves PARLIER (FRA), should arrive at Tarragona this evening and will undergo a medical before his return in France. (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Médiatis Région Aquitaine in happier times:© Prensa Port Las Palmas
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