Originally Posted by Seaworthy Lass
We have been following this blog since Pete hit the reef in Fiji, May 2011. The link to that entry is: 'Sarf & West mate, Sarf & West' - Down and very nearly out
Pete's last blog entry finally has him about to depart Fiji in the company of Calypso (with the boat still not in great condition). Reading Calypso's report of conditions yesterday and the fact they lost
contact with Pete has me truly worried
I am truly worried too. Pete left New Zealand
the same time as we did last year bound for Savu Savu. He was sharing the role of net controller with a number of us and it was quite a shock to hear he'd gone onto the reef as we only had an inkling of the issues that contributed to the disaster that befell him. We have some insight into the incident but it's not relevant here, only to say there is a personal connection.
Loss of radio
contact is quite normal and not, in of itself, a sufficient reason to ask others to put their own and their crews' lives at risk. But awareness is a huge help. So again, I appeal to anyone who knows of anyone in that region of the world they can share this information with, please forward Calypso's blog for the information. Better the message gets out there and we find out he's ok than people go through the area without knowing there may be a vessel in distress
In a day or two the appropriate response may change but remember, plenty of boats make it into port having lost much of their capabilities. Let's hope this is the situation.