Cruise ship discovers abandoned yacht

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A sailboat abandoned during an ill-fated Atlantic yacht rally to Bermuda was spotted Wednesday drifting in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Holland America cruise ship Prisendam came across the drifting 38-foot Triple Stars.

American Rob Anderson was rescued Nov. 11 by the tanker High Jupiter after his cruising sailboat ran into stormy seas during a race from Rhode Island to Bermuda.

His wife, Jan, had earlier been swept overboard approximately 285 miles northwest of Bermuda.

“We were hit by a 30-foot wave,” Anderson told the Coast Guard after he abandoned his yacht. “My wife went through the bimini top and I saw her floundering in the water, there were 25-foot seas and I threw her a life ring which she grabbed onto, but when I brought the boat around, I saw her go under and not resurface.”

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