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Old 02-07-2013, 08:59   #1
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A small speedboat with eight passengers has been reported as missing in the Bay Islands of Honduras. PLEASE - ANY SIGHTINGS OR INFORMATION -REPORT IN!

The boat left the Bay Island of Utila on Saturday, June 29, 2013
Passengers onboard the boat left Utila on Saturday, June 29, 2013, had originally planned to visit Water Cay, but chose to head to Roatan instead. The group arrived safely in Roatan, stopped in at "Foster's", and allegedly began their return trip to Utila. They have not arrived.

Two of the travellers had cell phones. They have not been in contact with friends or family, and their cell phones cannot be reached.

The families of the passengers aboard the boat missing between Utila and Roatan are in touch with each of the Bay Island authorities (Roatan and Utila), as well as those in La Ceiba. None of the group onboard are at any of the Roatan hospitals. The Honduran Navy is searching the ocean by boat. There has been, and continues to be extensive searches by plane. Families of the group aboard the missing boat have asked the US Embassy to request that Palmerola personnel perform an air search between Utila and Belize.

The boat is a 26 ft white speed boat with a 100hp outboard engine / center console.


Missing Persons aboard Utila - Roatan Boat
Listed aboard the boat were five Honduran citizens, two American citizens, and one Canadian citizen.

Honduran citizens on board
Luis Gustavo Paz -"Tabo" (23)
Gary Zelaya (22)
Annie Miralda (28)
Alexandra Bodden - "Alex" (16)
Adán Centeno (19)

American citizens on board
Leon Martin Coello Buckley (18)
Amber Marie Burkelt (16)

Canadian citizen on board
Tasha Brown - "Taz" (20)

from: Boat Missing Between Utila - Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras - Honduras News - Daily News about Honduras
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:00   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jennifer.

Here's hoping for a successful rescue!
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Thank you, nice to find this place
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Re: Search and Rescue Operation - Caribbean Bay Islands of Honduras

MISSING BOAT REPORTED MISSING HAS BEEN FOUND Found! Missing Boat Between Utila - Roatan Located - Passengers Safe - Honduras News - Daily News about Honduras
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THANK YOU so much for you assistance.
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Glad it was a happy ending..
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Nice job Coast Guard !!
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Re: Search and Rescue Operation - Caribbean Bay Islands of Honduras

While I'm grateful that the passengers were found alive and reasonably well, this could have turned out horribly. And the report that eight lives were endangered because no one checked the gas tank is frightening, if true. If the report is true, it seems that whoever was supposed to be in charge of the boat made a very big mistake.

All together now, and speak distinctly and slowly enough for casual power boat skippers to understand:

You need a minimum of 1/3 fuel for the trip out, 1/3 for the return, 1/3 in reserve... and be more conservative if winds or other conditions might be challenging. Fuel is the liquid thing that power boats use to go places. It lives in a box called a gas tank. The boat probably has a gas gauge. It tells people how much gas is in the gas tank. If the gauge is broken, people can usually look in the gas tank or put a stick in the gas tank to tell how full it is. But please don't use a match or lighter to help you see what is in the gas tank.

From the article:
[mother of the young Canadian woman] Zmurchyk says the group of boaters ran out of gas during what was supposed to be a short boat trip.

Read more: Nine missing boaters, including Canadian, rescued off the coast of Honduras | CTV News

“They didn’t think enough to look to make sure if they had enough gas,” she said in an interview from her Grand Forks home.

The U.S. Coast Guard hasn’t released information on what caused the boat to go adrift and couldn’t confirm the boaters ran out of gas.

- See more at: Found! Missing Boat Between Utila - Roatan Located - Passengers Safe - Honduras News - Daily News about Honduras
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