Kevin Escoffier on PRB, in third place in the Vendée Globe, triggered his distress beacon at 13:46hrs (UTC).
Jean Le Cam, the nearest competitor, changed course to sail to the last position given by the boat when the beacon was triggered (40°55 S 9°18 E).
Jean le Cam has arrived in the area and has spotted Kevin in his life raft.
He is under engine preparing to recover Escoffier.
In order to assist Jean Le Cam, Race Direction have requested Yannick Bestaven and Boris Herrmann to reroute to the zone.
Race Direction has also requested that Sébastien Simon reroute towards the zone in order to assist.
They are currently heading towards Kevin Escoffier.
More information to follow.
At 13:46hrs (UTC) Monday 30 November, Escoffier sent a message to his shore team, reporting an ingress of water into his boat while positioned some 550 nautical miles SW of Cape Town.
The rescue authorities (MRCC Cape Town and CROSS Griz Nez) are preparing an action plan in collaboration with his PRB shore team, with Jacques Caraës and the Vendée Globe Race Direction team.