Saturday, July 21, 2012

MY Golden Odyssey To The Rescue

Photo by: Michael Pocock of Maritime Quest

Yesterday the 80m (262ft) Superyacht Golden Odyssey came to the rescue of a stranded fishing vessel in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica. The 30ft fishing vessel Maria Christina had apparently been adrift for eight days before they were rescued. The three crew who are believed to be Costa Rican nationals were all ok at the time of rescue and are currently under tow back towards Cocos Island by Golden Odyssey where another local boat, Gaviota, will take over for the final leg back to land.

The fishing vessel had left from the Cocos Island a nature reserve 550km off the coast of Costa Rica and then got into trouble during their trip. The distance they were off shore and the full extent of the of the problems they encountered are unknown at this time.

Golden Odyssey was custom built in 1990 by the German shipyard Blohm and Voss, and has a exterior designed by Platou Architects and interior by Alberto Pinto. She has a max speed of 18kts and an amazing range of over 9,000nm at 16kts.

A big shout out and congratulations has to go out to the crew of Golden Odyssey, Well Done

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