That's sad... RIP.
A couple of comments:
1. Check the weather before you sail.. They sailed from S Africa. I'm sure they had access to some pretty nice equipment. They ought to have known what was coming. Those boats carry some sweet gear these days!
2. Where's your liferaft & cold water survival suits? Maybe they had them... We'll probably never know now.
3. Don't lock your emergency locator beacon in a locker. Geees.....
Maybe none of this would have saved them - but it couldn't hurt...
2006 999s Sold... Bikeless MoFo !