The Rescue Coordination Centre once again advised ANZ Sail Fiji Safety Manager Sally Garrett of the activation of an EPIRB on VAMOS.

At the same time as this activation occured the vessels yellowbrick tracker did not transmitt for an hour, adding to the concern.

Vessels calling in for the morning radio sched were asked if they had seen VAMOS.

At 6am transmission from the yachts tracker resumed.

Contact has been made with the boat, and the EPIRB permanently deactivated. Safety of the yacht is not compromised as they have a second EPIRB and 12 personal locator beacons.


Vamos now owes Sally two Beers.