Survived because of sailing skills, naval training, says injured naval commander Abhilash Tomy

By: PTI | Updated: September 26, 2018 8:46:09 pm

Tomy was drifting for nearly three days in his 32-feet long yacht, Thuriya, which was damaged in a storm. (Source: Spokesperson Navy/Twitter)

Commander Abhilash Tomy, undergoing treatment in a remote Indian Ocean island after being rescued mid-sea, Wednesday said he survived in the storm hit ocean because of his sailing skills and Naval training.

Thanking all those responsible for saving him, the Naval officer said the sea where his non-motorised yacht was damaged in a storm Friday while competing in the Golden Globe Race was very rough.

“The sea was unbelievably rough. Me & my boat Thuriya were pitched against nature’s might. I survived because of my sailing skills, the soldier bit in me and my Naval training cut-in for that fight – Cdr Abhilash Tomy. Very thankful to #IndianNavy & all who rescued me,” Tomy was quoted as saying in the Indian Navy spokesman’s tweet.

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Tomy will possibly be taken to Mauritius when naval vessel INS Satpura reaches him Thursday.

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