She IS reported as missing. A plan īBī is not acceptable except in emergencies and must be reported to the relevant surveilance authorities. Imagine an aircraft changing to an unknown plan īBī without telling the control towers.
I am aware it is obligatory to complete a ZARPE but thatīs just the point,it is not done in many cases,or altered at will. This is the US version: http://localhost:4040/index.view
Thatīs just the point,no one seem to know for sure WHAT she has on board of safety and rescue equipment. Weīve had reports saying all she had was an old rubber dinghy
lashed to the foredeck and she does not have an EPIRB beacon,nor a SSB radio
,just a standard VHF
set. She has no sails
except for a worn foresail. The 220 hp diesel engine
gives her a speed around 5-6 knots in optimal conditions.
She is flying a South African flag in the stbd mainstay but is not registered in S. Africa
. She is also said to be registered in Norway
,but the main register NOR/NIS does not have her listed as registered. All together,a lot of confusion which does not make it easy for the official SAR authorities.
After 12 years sailing in the Caribbean
youīd think there would be lots of info and pics about the boat,try a Google
,hardy any info.
Running a single
engine on a 7/24 basis,day after day.excerts a lot of pressure on all parts
and they could have had a major engine failure/breakdown outside of the normal shipping
lanes. Letīs hope they emerge safely in a day or two.
DTG 011500 UTC May 13
FROM JRCC STAVANGER, NORWAY
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TO ALL SHIPS IN AREA OF ATLANTICC OCEAN - St.Martin to the Azores
RELAY ALERT / COMMUNICATION SEARCH
1. IDENTITY OF CASUALTY: S/Y LADY DOMINA
2. POSITION: BETWEEN ST MARTIN
AND THE AZORES
3. SITUATION: NO COMMUNICATION AFTER DEPARTURE ST. MARTIN THE 1ST APRIL.
4. DESCRIPTION OF VESSEL: SAILING YACHT, 75 FEET, DARK BLUE/BLACK HULL
, WHITE STRIPE, RED BOTTOM
5. PERSONS AT RISK: 5
6. ASSISTANCE REQUIRED: COMMUNICATION SEARCH ON VHF
AND SHARP LOOK OUT. ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE ROUTE AND ESTIMATE OF ARRIVAL TO AZORES.
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