Tori carried an emergency position-indicating radio beacon, commonly called an EPIRB, on her 23-foot boat.
During an attempted trip across the Atlantic in 1998, she got caught in a series of hurricanes and other bad weather that damaged her boat and led to some injuries.
She used the EPIRB to alert a rescue crew to her location and she was picked up by a nearby container ship called the Independent Spirit. She spent a total of 85 days alone at sea, but didn’t reach the other coast.
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