Ran Tan II loses keel enroute to USA

Published on May 30th, 2019

Brian Petersen’s Elliott 50 Ran Tan II, while in transit from its homeland of Auckland, NZL to Los Angeles, USA for the 2019 Transpac Race in July, activated their EPIRB on May 30 when the keel completely separated from the hull and sunk. The crew reports the boat to be upright and stable in the slight seas with liferaft launched and ready. The crew is with the boat and waiting to be rescued by a Mexican fishing boat.

Additional updates here: https://livesaildie.com/ran-tan-ii-activates-epirb/

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