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ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered towed to Ponta Delgada

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Javier Sanso's monohull, ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered, is now is Ponta Delgada, a port located south of the São Miguel Island in the archipelago of the Azores.

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ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered - Ponta Delgada
© Jesus Renedo / ACCIONA

ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered - Ponta Delgada© Jesus Renedo / ACCIONAFollowing the incident that took place on February 3rd and led to the boat capsizing 360 miles south of the Azores Islands just days from finishing the Vendée Globe, Javier Sansó immediately led the operation to rescue his IMOCA 60 after being rescued himself by the Portuguese Maritime Rescue Squad.

On board the tow boat responsible for the operation, the skipper of ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered and a group of technicians and specialist divers were able to right the vessel in a delicate operation - which revealed a broken mast - and bring the boat safely back to land.

Now in the Azores, a team of ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered engineers and insurance company representatives will begin working to discover the reason and causes behind the accident.

ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered - Ponta Delgada© Jesus Renedo / ACCIONA

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