The crew of La Boheme, an Amel Super Maramu 2000, have arrived in Salvador, Brazil, 18 days after coming to the rescue of a dismasted 6.5m Mini Transat, 300 miles off St Helena. The 3 crew of La Boheme have been talking about the incident. Owners, Gregory & Anna Haremza, said they learned the injured South African skipper of the Mini Transat was suffering with 3 suspected broken ribs. The yacht had no engine, and was making only 2 – 3 knots towards St Helena with the jury rig. Having done the maths, the skipper had marked off water and food rations.
La Boheme’s offer of assistance was taken up after another passing yacht had indicated that they could not tow the yacht, meaning the only choice for former paratrooper was to abandon the boat. With La Boheme’s assistance, the yacht was saved, and the skipper delivered safely to the St Helena authorities, where he received medical attention for his injuries.
La Boheme has been one of a clutch of World ARC yachts to arrive in Salvador today. Talulah Ruby II came in at 0300, followed at first light by Baccalieu III, Kasuje, & Annemare, the latter two yachts both being Halberg Rassy 53's.