She says the signals coming from the two beacons Sunderland has activated - one attached to her body and another attached to her boat - suggest she is still in the boat.
AMSA spokeswoman Carly Lusk says conditions in the search area are poor, with 90 kilometre per hour winds and a six-metre swell.
Sunderland set sail amid criticism from some in the sailing community that her itinerary was too risky because it would place her in the Indian Ocean during the turbulent Southern Hemisphere winter.
Bob Sihler wrote:Huh? Why would you plan to be in the middle of the ocean during the stormy season?
Huh? Why would you plan to be in the middle of the ocean during the stormy season?
And you'll vote for a government that sends 19 year-olds off to get torn apart by roadside bombs in a foreign land
lcarreau wrote:Sorry to say it, but the Indian Ocean can chew you up and spit you out.
Then again, you could get ran over when crossing a street in your own neighborhood.
Who knows when your time is gonna come ???
FortMental wrote:I really, really hope she's found alive and well. These exploits, however, are the dumbest fucking things in the world. It's a testament to the evolution of humans into a dead-end that parents don't reflexively vomit at the thought of sending their teenage kid, solo, into the deadly unknown. They must have spares.
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