Bing translation of this article from Norwegian 'VG Net' published 13.5.13:
Your search for "Lady, Domina": calls for scrap images
from the Atlantic
WANTED: Norwegian Anders Mosteid (inset) is on board the yacht "Lady, Domina". Now he, two other Norwegians, a Dane and a fifth person was missing after it was supposed to cross the Atlantic. Photo
: BILL DIETRICH/Private (With The PERMISSION Of The Family)
(VG Net) Hovedredningssentralen tries to get more pictures of debris and boat parts
, in pursuit of the Norwegian sail skuten who has been missing for 43 days.
The 75 long yacht "Lady, Domina" courses from the Caribbean
to put Norway
on the 31. in March this year. on april 22, was a worried relatives clamoring after 22 days with no sign of life from the five on board.
Over the weekend, Portuguese authorities shared photos of debris found in the huge search area, in the hope that someone can identify any parts
of the boat.
-We are familiar with these pictures and have looked closely at them, "rescue leader at Hovedredningssentralen in southern Norway
, Eirik Walle, told VG.
"We have no reason to link the discoveries on the pictures we've seen so far of" Lady, Domina ". There is a lot of debris floating around in the Atlantic. But people who know the boat far better than us can also access those photos now, "he says.
The boat may be in the area stretching from the Cape Verde
Islands to the North of Spain
, and 500 kilometres out to sea. The boat was not equipped with distress
radiobeacon and a rescue
Center in Portugal
has previously stated told VG that they can't do anything but call for the boat and wait.
At the same time, there has been ongoing search for the Grain de Soleil», which triggered her radiobeacon nøde two days after the "Lady, Domina" was reported missing.
The signal from the transmitter lasted three days before it went out, and it has therefore been sought in a specific area by the French.
The Norwegian hovedredningssentralen hope pictures from this search could yield new answers on the Norwegian boat.
"We are in touch with rescue
authorities in the Azores and is trying to get hold of all images
that can be taken in the very first searches that went into the area. We have to see if they exist, and then see if they can tell us something, "said Walle.
Their search was not primarily for "Lady, Domina", but after the French boat sent distress
signals. It may have been taking pictures of the debris that did not vote on it, but that are important to us.
The five missing on the boat are Norwegian Anders Mosteid (27) from Hurdal, Stian Abrahamsen (29) from Kristiansand, a third (59), skipper
and owner of the boat, Dane Brian Fritzner (46) from Copenhagen and English
Katie Lee (34) from Stockport.
WANTED: Brian Fritzner (46) is reported missing by the Danish authorities. He was on board the yacht "Lady, Domina" photo: INTERPOL
Members of the crew should have reported back home that the trip across the Atlantic would take 14 days, but according to the Hovedredningssentralen has it in time before departure has been given very conflicting messages.
-There is little facts and get clear messages about what route
they should take. Progress of navigation
has been, and is, a problem for us. It's been hard intelligence, said rescue leader and continues:
-There are several relatives who sit with different information. To make an Atlantic crossing
, regardless of the route
, so the boat has marginally with equipment
COORDINATES search: in the French city of Lorient is coordinating friends and family an action after the sailboat "Grain de Soleil." They stay at the same time looking for the Norwegian boat. Photo: Private
Very brief radio
The boat should not have had neither the distress radiobeacon or satellite phone
. The only transmitter on Board according to Walle was a radio
transmitter with a short range.
-They had a VHF, but sends the sends so much only as far as the eye can see. To connect with someone, even though everything on Board was going to be good, they have to — the way another ship or recover under the land. If the transmitter is broken, so they are completely without communication, he said.
-Can the tour have taken so far as 43 days?
-It is just speculation. Theoretically, if they have chosen a southerly route and ended up in a windless zone, then it may take both 40 and 50 days to arrive. They may also have had technical problems, "rescue leader