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French solo sailor, Emmanuel Dailler, sailing solo on the yacht Akela II, has arrived safely at Martinique Island in the French Caribbean He has informed his family that he is safe. The NSRI, Maritime authorities, French authorities and the Maritime Community at large had been monitoring to hear any news of the whereabouts of Mr. Dailler's progress after he left Hout Bay Yacht Club on 2 March, 2023 and was believed to be heading to Martinique Island, French Caribbean.

His wife and family has been informed by Mr. Dailler of he his safe having arrived at his destination during the early hours of Sunday morning (South African time). 23 April, 2023.

NSRI are relieved to hear that Mr. Dailler is safe and would like to thank all those involved in coordinating the search effort.

NSRI remained in close contact with the family in cooperation with French authorities and South African authorities.

We urge all sailors to ensure that their safety equipment, such as EPIRBs, are up to date and in good working condition, as they can be life-saving in an emergency situation.

Always have a number of communication devices to keep in communication when embarking on long voyages.

We are confident that more information will be forthcoming following this fantastic news.

NSRI express gratitude to all who showed concerns and who assisted in this enquiry. In particular the media are commended for the wide coverage achieved on behalf of the concerned family.


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