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Old 15-03-2011, 11:55   #1
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Have You Seen S/V New Life ?

The MMSN has been putting out calls for the last couple days looking for S/V New Life. I believe she was last seen in Cuba on Jan 21st heading north toward the US via the Bahamas.

She's a Swiss flagged, 34' cutter-rigged sloop with a bowsprit, white topsides, and a blue dolphin painted on each side near the bow. There are 3 People on board, Thierry Echenard, wife Patricia, and son Marvin. If you see them, please ask them to contact their family.

Here's their blog: NEW LIFE
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Re: Have You Seen S/V New Life ?

Did S/V New Life make a mayday call?

Does the MMSN provide more context to this call?
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Old 15-03-2011, 12:58   #3
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Re: Have You Seen S/V New Life ?

From what I understand, MMSN was contacted by their family in Switzerland, who requested help contacting them. They haven't been heard from since they left Havana on Jan 21st.
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Re: Have You Seen S/V New Life ?

Btw, you can listen to MMSN on 14300 or online here if you don't have a SSB or are out of range. They're putting the call out for info on S/V New Life periodically and at each shift change at the top of the hour.
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Re: Have You Seen S/V New Life ?

Hopefully they are just enjoying the Bahamas....internet and phone service is limited there. But 2 months off grid is a bit worrying. Nice looking family, hope they are safe.
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Re: Have You Seen S/V New Life ?

Any updates on this?
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Re: Have You Seen S/V New Life ?

I heard earlier today that the "boat watch" had been canceled. I don't know the details, but evidently they had some sort of communication/internet problem. I'm guessing someone heard about them and let them know they needed to call home -- I think they're still somewhere in Cuba.
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Unfortunately communation in Cuba is poor.
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They posted a new blog entry today, and it looks like they made Key West on the 16th, AWOB...
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