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Old 27-12-2011, 16:00   #1
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Missing skiff: Mexican west coast

The US Consulate in Guadalajara is looking for a missing skiff. Please pass this along to any boats on the area.

Here's all I know (consulate came back on radio a few minutes ago and stated the boat was still missing):

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Date: December 27, 2011 11:07:23 EST
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Subject: [NCS] Missing Skiff

Overheard from comms NCS KF5JUG and US Consulate Guadalajara, MX


the US Consulate from Guadalajara MX was just on 14.300 asking for assistance in locating a 25ft open skiff white hull 200hp outboard motor named Barbara Elizabeth VHF marine radio 3POB last transmission Dec 21 destination 45 miles offshore to fish a reef vicinity Islas Tres Marias. The people may be in the water. Asking that any vessels transiting offhore from the states of Nayarit, Jalesco and Colima keep a sharp lookout and assist if possible and pass any info to the US consulate Guadalajar MX on 14.300
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Old 27-12-2011, 17:38   #2
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One more thing. The official spoke of the 3POB's as the "3 missing boys," so chances are they are minors.

Seems like a long time for three boys to be missing that far offshore.
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Re: Missing skiff: Mexican west coast

They're probably already in San Pedro or Palos Verdes CA. These skiffs are quite often found washed up onshore in southern Ca. as they ditch the boat and swim to shore.
Mexican fishing boat with fuel cans washes up in RPV - The Daily Breeze

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Re: Missing skiff: Mexican west coast

Right Seahunter, they drove their skiff to southern California - over 1000 miles.
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Since the US Consulate is involved, I'd imagine the boys are Americans, but don't know for sure.
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Re: Missing skiff: Mexican west coast

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Right Seahunter, they drove their skiff to southern California - over 1000 miles.
It amazes me how narrow some peoples' vision of the real world has become. It's done all the time. A panga with a 200HP engine can easily run 20 - 30 knots in most seas. Do the math. 3 days and they're in sunny California.
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There were lots of things that bothered me about this report, but until you can determine it truly is bogus, you have to treat it as real.

Well, it was bogus, or at least the reporter was bogus. For those of you familiar with San Blas, does Jama Hour ring a bell?
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