In the same vicinity another boat
crewed by Bermudians was caught with tons of cannabis and oil
Authorities searching for the missing yacht Carefree IV
today named its two Bermudian crew members as 41-year-old Carlos Rogers and 36-year-old Kwesi Hollis.
The 31ft yacht was last sighted about 210 nautical miles south southwest of Bermuda
on December 18, when they alerted a passing merchant vessel asking for food
Since then the US Coast Guard has been involved in an intensive search for the vessel which was heading to Bermuda
from the Dominican Republic
This morning a spokesman for the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said it was continuing to issue urgent marine
information broadcasts to merchant vessels travelling east and south of the Island.
The spokesman added: “The UK-registered sailing vessel, with two Bermudian citizens on board, was last sighted approximately 210 nautical miles south southwest of Bermuda on December 18, when they alerted a passing merchant vessel to their plight for food
“After replenishment of supplies, the crew indicated they were inbound for Bermuda, arriving possibly on December 23. The Carefree IV
which departed the Dominican Republic
on December 1 has not been sighted since December 18.
“The two persons onboard are believed to be 41-year-old Carlos Rogers and 36-year-old Kwesi Hollis.”