• Kyodo


A 66-year-old Japanese yachtsman rescued by a freighter in the remote southern Indian Ocean after being injured in stormy weather will end his nautical nightmare in South Africa, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Tuesday.

Masayoshi Kikuchi, from Hokkaido, abandoned his 13-meter yacht Beam 7 on Saturday after the vessel rolled in high waves and gale-force winds on the South Africa to Australia leg of his solo around-the-world voyage.

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