Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy, injured in the Indian Ocean, is rescued

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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said Commander Tomy would be transferred to a nearby Indian Ocean island, Ile Amsterdam, for medical treatment.

The French fisheries patrol vessel, OSIRIS, was able to reach Tomy's yacht on Monday morning, before transporting him to Amsterdam Island where he will undergo health tests.

The Indian Navy's P8I aircraft, which flew from Mauritius in the early hours of Sunday, has located the "mast broken boat rolling excessively", he said.

Commander Tomy's boat Thuriya, was dismasted in extremely rough weather and sea conditions, with wind speeds of up to 130 kmph and 10-metre-high waves.

Most cannot even imagine how bad that patch of the Indian Ocean can be.

Commander Abhilash Tomy was participating in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Indian Naval stealth frigate, INS Satpura with a Chetak Helicopter and tanker INS Jyoti operating in the Indian Ocean have been dispatched for the rescue mission.

"Indian Naval Defence Attache' in Australia camping in regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC)", Sharma wrote in a tweet.

The race said that subsequent messages indicated that Tomy was safe but lying immobilized in his bunk, with his latest message reading: "CAN MOVE TOES".

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Commander Tomy also helped train the all-woman crew of the Indian Navy's sailing vessel Tarini, which created history by circumnavigating the globe in a gruelling 254-day voyage.

He was injured after his vessel was hit by a vicious storm mid-way across the south Indian Ocean while taking part in the Golden Globe Race (GGR).

Tomy had been keeping in contact with rescue authorities through text messages, but batteries on his two devices were running low, Gaden said. "The aircraft will also overfly Gregor McGuckin's Irish yacht, Hanley Energy Endurance, also dismasted during the same storm".

But Tomy's position is so remote that none of the ships is expected to reach him before Monday or Tuesday.

Commissioned in the Indian Navy in 2000, Tomy has sailed more than 52,000 miles in his 18-year naval career. Reports said that the Kirti Chakra awardee sustained a back injury and was pulled out on a stretcher in a conscious state.

Participants must use yachts similar to the one sailed by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during his round-the-world -adventure in 1968-1969, when he -became the first person to perform a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.

Both masts on his 36ft-long (11m) classic yacht, Thuriya, were taken down by the storm and were seen hanging over the vessel's side.

The Golden Globe, which kicked off in France on July 1, is a 30,000-mile circumnavigation, with competitors eschewing all modern tech (e.g., GPS), save for satellite communications.

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