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


9/18/2001, Lat: 43 33.56' N Long: 146 53.08' W

Safe & Sound


The following message was received Mon, 17 Sep 2001 18:43:35 GMT (7.43pm BST):

"Al, - Small problem, Both 100% ok. Struck by fishing vessel amidships, Crackers beyond repair. Please inform all we are well and smiling again.We are both fine, shock over, no injury at all. Wait out for more info. Tim and Dom".

With classic understatement Tim and Dom calmly informed their support Team that Crackers can sadly go no further.

There's no doubt in the minds of all who know Tim and Dom that were it not for this very unfortunate accident they would have made the last 1300 miles, all in the support Team take comfort from the fact that both Tim and Dom have survived unscathed a most frightful experience.

Tim and Dom are now safely on board the APL Iolita en route to California. Everyone involved with Pacific Odyssey would like to express our thanks to everyone involved in this recovery including the fishermen on scene, the Captain and crew of APL Iolita and the United States Coast Guard who organised Tim and Doms safe transfer.

We'll be keeping you up to date with events as they happen throughout the day.

Alasdair Keir

1983-2001 Ocean Rowing Society 

Design by REDTED