Visakhapatnam: Our one man army Commander Abhilash Tomy, who was under medical observation at Ile Amsterdam touched our Indian land, Visakhapatnam safely onboard INS Satpura.
An official release said, he was shifted to the naval hospital for observation and medical assistance on Saturday. Commander Tomy was participating in the Golden Globe Race 2018 representing India in the around the world race without modern navigation aids.
On 21st of last month, his sailing vessel ‘Thuriya’ was dismasted when the boat was caught in a violent storm in the South Indian Ocean, approximately 1900 nautical miles West of Perth, Australia. He suffered a severe back injury and dropped out of the race.
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) October 6, 2018
The Australian Rescue Coordination Centre at Canberra coordinated the rescue mission in conjunction with many agencies including the Australian Defence Department and the Indian Navy.
Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Raksham’ to rescue the injured officer.