Yacht crew survives on battery water

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A South African yacht crew sailing from Madagascar to Richards Bay in South Africa were nearly shipwrecked after a series of mechanical failures and storms.

The sailboat Quest lost its mainsail, all its fresh water became contaminated, its desalinater packed up, its gear box overheated and the clutch burnt out.

At one stage the crew resorted to drinking battery water.

Click here for the full report of survival at sea.