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Old 14-03-2007, 10:46   #1
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Missing Cruiser: UK - Madeira - Tobago

Have just picked this up from a UK site and trust it is OK to repeat it here. If anyone has any info can they please contact the people noted below? Thanks

From: "Mike" <>
Subject: S/V COLROS, overdue United Kingdom to Madeira en route to Tobago
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 07:52:47 -0500

This request for assistance is being sent via blind distribution to members of the International Boat Watch Network who are in the affected areas of interest. Also, copy is included for Barbara Smith, originator of the request.

We have a request for assistance from Barbara Smith, on behalf of the
worried family members of the skipper of S/V COLROS which is overdue on his
journey from Cornwall, United Kingdom to Madeira in route ultimately to
Tobago in the Caribbean.

COLROS is described as follows: Length: 27 feet, Construction: steel, Type:
sloop, off-white hull paint, new red sails, windvane, bowsprit, perspex
observation dome, low doghouse, transom-hung rudder, long keel, small
self-draining cockpit, diesel-powered. Home Port: Salcombe, Devon, United
Kingdom, Registration #: 122221

We are unclear exactly what communications capabilities are on board and
working. We believe he has marine VHF, and the capability for Amateur Radio
and Winlink 2000 (he had a ham radio license) amateur radio callsign:
M0SYC. No position reports have ever been posted on Winlink by this vessel.

Colros left Newlyn, Cornwall, United Kingdom on Dec 22 2006. Last contact
from Colros was via cell phone from five miles off Land's End, Cornwall,
United Kingdom on Dec 22 2006. First destination was Madeira (ETA within a
month of Dec 22 2006), not to stop but just to check in with family via cell
phone, but we didn't hear anything. Final destination on this leg of journey
was Tobago, Carribean, ETA mid-February 2007.

Persons on Board: One male, 53 years old. Name: David H.H.L. Cartwright.
Citizen of United Kingdom.

Message: David, please call home, we are worried about you.

Any sighting or contact with this vessel should be reported to Barbara Smith
(, phone ((h) 310-745-4660 or (w) 310-440-7118. Also,
please notify myself so that I may update our boat watch records.


Mike Pilgrim, K5MP
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