Crew who abandoned their Westerly in December are reunited with her as she reaches Antigua

Barbary Duck, the Westerly Corsair abandoned mid-Atlantic in December because her crew judged her in danger of dismasting has been salvaged and taken ashore in Antigua on 28 February.

The boat was abandoned on 1 December at position 18.59N 32.25W, some 600 nautical miles north-west of the Cape Verdes. Crew John and Frances Weller abandoned to a liferaft and their Mayday was picked up by the crew of an ARC yacht, GiGi.

You can read more about what happened to Barbary Duck on Elaine Bunting’s blog.