Dom Mee who was rescued from his stricken kite vessel in the North Atlantic on Monday today celebrates his birthday on dry land
Dom Mee who was rescued from his stricken kite vessel Little Murka in storm force winds in the North Atlantic on Monday, today celebrates his birthday on dry land. Mee who miraculously survived ‘Perfect Storm’conditions on a 14ft converted Bosun dinghy see previous news story here was lifted from his boat by the Canadian Coastguards and taken by ship back to Newfoundland.
The latest news, featured on the website – kitequest 200 – reports that a broken conversation with Dom revealed that a strong point of the sea anchor severed from the vessel in 55kts of wind leading to nine capsizes. Apparently on the ninth capsize the boat failed to right. With a flooded cabin, Dom by exited through the hatch and was forced to hang on to the keel of the boat for at least five hours.
Although a huge wave did eventually right the boat she was completely flooded and Dom had to keep the boat afloat for a further 24hours before being successfully rescued.