Originally Posted by Briansfriends
Can anyone help get in contact with Blue Pelican? It would be really useful if we could confirm more detail of the overheard conversation. are the dates accurate? ... was it definitely them? attempts to confirm this via the Puerto Rican coastguard have failed. can I urge anyone who can help put is touch to step forward please.
I know i'm going over old ground here but checking the veracity of this information is key for family and friends.
any help hugely appreciated... private message's welcome.
Anything we can add to assist in sorting out this terrible situation, we of course will.
A couple of background items first;
season we were anchored in Mt Hartman Bay, Grenada
, where Lady Domina was moored. They were right next to a friend's boat, in Mt Hartman Bay, and whilst I didn't really engage at anytime with the Norwegian owner [he could be somewhat aloof], I did speak a few times to Katie, who I found always to be pleasant. My wife and I nick-named the vessel 'Darth Vader's boat' and people immediately knew which boat was being referred to. Lady Domina is wide, high freeboard, multi level and beamy, and black, not your classic New England
When my wife and I were in St Martin
, I saw Lady Domina's owner and Katie at the 'Simply' supermarket. Katie didnt say Hi, seemingly just concentrating on being in the supermarket.
So later in our travels, when we heard Puerto Rican Coast Guard respond to Lady Domina, a vessel and party known to us, obviously our ears pricked up, and we listened in. As most will know, PR Coast Guard transmit traffic in both Spanish and English
. If the party in contact with them is local, they usually speak Spanish.
we heard was only of the P.R coast guard, was clear and was in English
. The response was to weather
inquiry, not anything of a safety
nature. The coast guard transmission
was clear and strong, the other party not. Our equipment
provides good performance, so we would speculate that Lady Domina was probably on the other side, i.e. north of Puerto Rico
, we were transitting the east and southern side of PR.
Our log shows we were travelling that part between April 29 and May 3rd.
The RX was not logged, since it was not a safety
matter and we were not engaged in traffic.
Blue Pelican has been mostly at sea over the last number of weeks, now in internet
contact if we can provide anything further to those central to this, or obviously any authority.
We follow with concerned interest this situation and our thoughts go to the families of the crew.