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Yachtsman Rescued by Navy After Second Attempt at Sailing Around the World

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    British sailor Andrew Halcrow (C) arrives to Punta Arenas, Chile, after being rescued by members of the Chilean Navy on March 9, 2014. Halcrow's ship "Elsi Arrub" wrecked in Pilar cape, some 390 km west of Punta Arenas.

    A British yachtsman who was trying to sail by himself non-stop around the world has been rescued by Chile's navy.

    The 54-year-old Andrew Halcrow was forced to give up his second attempt to circumnavigate the globe after the mast on his yacht broke in a storm west of Cape Horn. A Chilean naval helicopter flew him to the city of Punta Arenas on Sunday.

    Halcrow made an emergency call Saturday when the propulsion system on his yacht the "Elsi Arrub" failed, leaving him stranded in the Cabo Pilar area about 240 miles west of Punta Arenas.

    He thanked the Chilean navy on Sunday and said he's in good health. In 2006, Halcrow had to quit his first solo round-the-world voyage when he began feeling sharp stomach pains.