The ORS Int. is the official adjudicator of ocean rowing records for Guinness World Records

 


Gábor Rakonczai & Andrea Pálos(Hungary)
Landed in ad-Dar-al-Bayda, Morocco on December 2nd at 17:00GMT
Left ad-Dar-al-Bayda on December 3rd, arrived in Al Jadidah on December 4th.

Left  Al Jadidah on December 7th at 12:00 GMT
December 10th. The UK Coast Guard in Falmouth has received a distress signal >>>
Arrived in Graciosa, Lanzarote on December 18th.
 
Left Lanzarote on December 21st at 11:00GMT, arrived to Gran Canaria on December 23rd at 16:30GMT.

 

December 10th 2006
HQ of ORS Int. in San Sebastian, La Gomera

At 10:21GMT we received a phone  call from the Coast Guard in Falmouth, UK. We were informed that the EPIRB onboard Tuzhangya with Hungarian oceanrowers had been activated. After we provided the officer on duty with the satphone number of the rowers and he contacted them, we were informed that EPIRB had been activated by water that splashed into the  cabin. We don't know if it happened because the cabin hatch was open or for any other reason, but the officer on duty confirmed that though the connection was very poor he understood that the rowers were safe, they did not ask for rescue and they could see a Moroccan Coast Guard power boat 500 meters away from their boat. He also confirmed that It was the intention of the crew to go to shore, though it was not clear if they would be towed there by the power boat.