HMAS NEWCASTLE, (guided missile frigate), located the damaged yacht SOLO GLOBE CHALLENGER. Two injured crewmen were transferred from the yacht to NEWCASTLE, while the yacht waited for a trawler to tow her into the port of Eden, NSW. NEWCASTLE also located the damaged yacht BUSINESS POST NAIAD, with two dead crewmen onboard. The other seven crewmen had been rescued the day before by the Careflight helicopter. NEWCASTLE stood by the yacht until the NSW Police Launch NEMISIS arrived to tow the vessel to Sydney. Of the 115 yachts which started the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race, only 44 completed the race, five yachts sank and six lives were lost. 55 people were airlifted from yachts, and approximately 53 people had been injured when their yachts were damaged or sunk during the storm on 26-28 December.
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