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Nine crewmen rescued

Volvo Ocean Race officials say nine crewmen from Team Vestas Wind have been rescued after abandoning their 65-foot racing sloop that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Organizers say late Saturday night that the sailors will stay on the remote Ile du Sud, where there is a house and some facilities. There are no injuries. Danish-backed Team Vestas Wind is making plans with race officials on how to get the crew off the island and salvage the sloop. U.S.- based Team Alvimedica was released to continue racing toward Abu Dhabi after dropping its sails and motoring within two miles in case it was needed for a rescue. – AP

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