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Rescue skipper tells of cheers for stranded French sailor

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The captain of a cruise ship spoke on Monday of the dramatic rescue of a Frenchman adrift on a life-raft in huge seas, and the cheers from passengers when he was hauled safely on board. 

This handout photo, released by Orion Expedition Cruises, shows French sailor Alain Delord (L-red) being hauled aboard the the MV Orion after being rescued by sailors onboard a rigid inflatable craft, 500 nautical miles southwest of Hobart, on January 20, 2013.

After three days on the raft in the Southern Ocean, solo yachstman Alain Delord was saved by the Antarctic adventure vessel MV Orion, 500 nautical miles southwest of Hobart, late Sunday.

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