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Mayday declared via EPIRB and communications with Chris Parker, Marine Weather Center by SV Wizard, SE of Fiji.
MAYDAY email received by Chris Parker, Marine Weather Center at 1047 utc on Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023. Solo Captain John Andrews advised he had hit a reef and has set off his EPIRB as he is in danger of sinking. Last known location Is:
S18.37.610 E 178.33.527
SV Wizard is a 40 foot Elan monohull. He departed Vavau, Tonga(18-32S/173-55W) on Saturday, Aug 12, and was on route to Port Denerau, Fiji(17-45S/177–28E), via Oneata passage (18-28.50S / 178-14W).
Vessel Type: Sailing Monohull
Description: MONO. ELAN 40 – 12 Port of Registry: GUERNSEY
SSB Call Sign: 2HGG3
His Iridium Sat Phone number is 881652419052.
RCC Fiji is coordinating the rescue. RCC Alameda has been notified. Keep a sharp lookout and assist if possible.