On the night of August 24 the expedition staff received a message from the captain of the trimaran Stanislav Berezkin. It informed about a serious breakage and the need to make an emergency stop at the nearest port:
“Broke the left outrigger, stopped in Puerto de O Vicedo, anchored, we’ll deal with it in the morning. It’s blowing hard outside, big wave, we’ll be here until we find a way to fix it,” said the captain.
Having detected the breakage, Eugene This helped to get to the nearest port, which was 2.5 hours away. The closest stop turned out to be the small town of Puerto de O Vicedo, 45 miles from La Coruña. Around 8 a.m., the travelers were able to enter the harbor and go in search of building materials to repair the outrigger – mahogany and metal pipes. The sailors plan to leave the harbor toward La Coruña as soon as the repairs are completed. The crew is assisted by a young man named Germán, an employee of a local company called De Quintaneiros.
In La Coruña the crew will meet the inhabitants of Spain, as well as perform overhaul, which will eliminate all the faults and make the structure of the trimaran more reliable for further movement along the route.
Operational information Eugene Kovalevskiy and Stanislav Berezkin report to the Coastal Center.