Man overboard on Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
Post by iconPost by Foxbox | 2018-03-26 | 19:26:56

"Race Control for the Volvo Ocean Race has been informed by Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag of a man overboard incident on Monday afternoon at approximately 13:42 UTC" (more on VOR website)


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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-03-26 | 20:18:10
Not good. A lot of time has passed since 13:42 Z.
Post by iconPost by wedoarc3 | 2018-03-26 | 20:28:43
Not recoverd yet. I'am so sorry. You won't survive 30 minutes in this kind of weather and temperatures even with a survival suit.
Post by iconPost by the-love-boat | 2018-03-27 | 00:34:58
This is tragic. I couldn't bring myself to make the required course changes when i woke up to this news this morning. Might leave them for a little while.
Post by iconPost by LucyInTheSky | 2018-03-27 | 02:00:56
Last update, about 1 hour ago:

UPDATE 0100 UTC

Search and Rescue operation continues for Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag sailor

The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) is continuing to lead efforts to recover Volvo Ocean Race sailor John Fisher (UK), who was reported overboard off Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag early on Monday afternoon UTC.

Wind 35-knot westerly; water temperature 9°C

:-(
Post by iconPost by wedoarc3 | 2018-03-27 | 08:46:08
About how long can you survive at sea:

epends on the temperature, really. Here's a chart:

( link): https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-92b2f003292479411945eb90647c1e3c.webp

Note that seawater can be colder than 0,3° C, and can actually get below 0° C. This is because of the salt. Because of the predictions above, there are things like the water survival suit:

https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b7673477bc75a07b83fbf39eb4358175.webp


And versions for even more extreme conditions:

https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-c8be217ab8246a3a6895d031e39d754b.webp

But even with equipment like this, you WILL die of hypothermia, eventually. It just extends your time a bit mostly because of insulation from the extreme cold. But survival for longer than a few days would be pointless anyways since you'd die from dehydration within 3/4 days.

https://www.quora.com/How-long-can-one-survive-in-water
Post by iconPost by huditojo | 2018-03-29 | 19:52:25
In Leg 4 they already had a man overboard and rescue him in 7 min...
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