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Sydney to Hobart yacht Huntress washes up on remote Cape Barren Island, experts warn | ABC News

Sydney to Hobart yacht Huntress washes up on remote Cape Barren Island, experts warn | ABC News


A plane flies over a remote beach spotting an unusual sight a yacht washed up strewn with rope and seaweed this is its final destination after drifting for 10 days the yacht Huntress was taking part in the Sydney to Hobart started well but ended in a dramatic rescue with the crew abandoning the yacht because of Rudder damage well it.

May have been easier to pick the boat up when it was in one piece so to speak when it was still drifting around um Master understands there was contact with the fishermen but I’m not quite certain about that where and why that didn’t happen this is Aboriginal land it’s a very important pristine piece of Aboriginal land and we want the the.

Salvage to be successful safe and as quick as possible in a now deleted social media post the boat’s owner said the crew was devastated and angry that it’s come to this they say the Salvage operation is now in the hands of an insurance company and with each day the yacht remains grounded the greater the chance it will break apart a modern.

Yacht like this full of fiberglass Plastics stainless steel and obviously diesel fuel is a completely different kettle of fish and poses a much more significant environmental risk for that part of the islands the ABC understands a salvage operation will be attempted this weekend weather permitting Isabella podwinski ABC News.