Frenchman rescued by freighter

Yves Parlier is being given treatment for broken ribs on board a merchant ship which rescued him after his catamaran capsized.

The Chilean cargo ship picked him up from his radical 60ft catamaran Médiatis Région Aquitaine and is currently bound for Spain,scheduled to dock in Tarragona on Thursday April 28.

The capsize took place during Parlier’s second attempt on Laurent Bourngnon’s singlehanded 24 hour record.