LATEST UPDATE 2204BST 7 JUNE
Still waiting to hear official confirmation but sources in Japan have reported that local news has been carrying news stories about Charlie and Sarah Outen, his British compatriot whose boat Gulliver was also damaged by Mawar.
In particular, the channel has reported that an aircraft reached Charlie’s position at about 1350BST. This spotter plane is now overflying between Sarah and Charlie.
Latest weather reports provided by Charlie’s weather router and fellow shore support, Tony Humphreys, indicates that the wind speed is now gradually dropping. It should fall to 30kts by tomorrow morning and by the time we’re expecting assistance to reach Charlie, it will be down to some 15kts. This should make Charlie’s recovery safer and less difficult.