Safety came first for Nick and Ed, following damaging capsize
The following press release was put out by Atlantic Campaigns this afternoon:
“At 1000 this morning (Tuesday 17th December 2013) Team NEAS Energy, Nick Rees and Ed Curtis reported to the Atlantic Campaigns Duty Officer that their boat had rolled and as a consequence had suffered some damage. The Duty Officers then liaised with the coastguard, the team and the support boat and the decision was made to recover the team onto a container ship passing within a few miles of them. The container ship is now on its way to Gibraltar with Nick and Ed on board. Both team members are physically well and most importantly safe. Family members have been informed.” (Atlantic Campaigns, organisers of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.)
We (families) have yet to speak to the boys directly but are very grateful for the operations put into place by Atlantic Campaigns to ensure their safety. Come home boys.