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Rescue Plans Underway for Abby Sunderland Yacht
January 8, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) – A movement is underway to retrieve Abby Sunderland’s vessel named ‘Wild Eyes’ as soon as possible. Based on its location, timing is crucial as the boat could soon smash onto the rocks into pieces or drift further out to sea.
Now more than a week after its initial sighting, fisherman off the Coast of Kangaroo Island near South Australia, want the yacht of the former teenage sailor to be removed, noting the 30 foot vessel is a navigation hazard. American River Volunteer Marine Radio Operator Carol Miell reportedly suggested that it might be towed back to American River and placed on display.
Sunderland, 16 at the time, was attempting to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world. She was forced to abandon the yacht due to rough seas and a rogue wave she encountered halfway between the Western Australian coastline and Africa. More than 8 years after that fateful day, Sunderland learned her boat was spotted from a plane on New Year’s Eve. In addition to retrieving the boat for hazardous reasons, Abby and her team have said that video footage she recorded before deserting the yacht may still be in waterproof cases.
Lucky Kats, Inc. Vice President Steve Wilzbach commented, “We were there to support Abby when she set sail in 2010 and now we want to help bring her adventure full circle. Launching the ‘Wild Eyes Rescue’ campaign is our way of helping her make that happen. It’s also the right thing to do for the fisherman and the environment so we want to help the Sunderlands get it done as soon as possible.”
Lucky Kats, Inc. (LKI) produces edutainment products for children that encourage good character development and positive attitudes through online and mobile games, videos and creative activities. LKI’s flagship property LuckyKatWorld.com, has received the Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval, Mom’s Choice Award, Parent’s Choice Award, Academic’s Choice Award and Mr. Dad’s Seal of Approval Award. For more information, visit https://www.luckykatsinc.com.