This morning was one of those times you would give anything not have to do. To let my crew know of the terrible accident on CV30 (GREAT Britain) is the hardest thing to do at sea.


We are all shocked and terribly saddened by the incident. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Andy Burns and his crew on board, also to all of Simon Speirs’ friends and loved ones.


The mood on board Sanya Serenity Coast, as I imagine it will be across the whole fleet, is sombre with a lot of quiet reflection going on, even the majestic albatrosses look sad today.


This landfall will be more welcomed than any and cannot come quick enough.