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Old 08-11-2008, 16:33   #1
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Hi there everyone my husband colin is sailing from Whangarei NZ to Coffs Harbour N.S.W. He left midday 28th October i havnt heard from him since has anyone out there heard him on their radios i believe he is monitering 8219
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Old 08-11-2008, 17:22   #2
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I am not in your part of the world. Could you post the boat name? Someone might have seen the boat or heard him on the radio. Have you contacted the Coast Guard?
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Old 08-11-2008, 18:25   #3
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You should contact the authorities ASAP to assist you with your search. At what stage in his sailing plan would he be considered overdue? You could also contact Australian Customs to see if he has cleared customs. +61 2 62756666
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Old 08-11-2008, 21:21   #4
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Hi there everyone my husband colin is sailing from Whangarei NZ to Coffs Harbour N.S.W. He left midday 28th October i havnt heard from him since has anyone out there heard him on their radios i believe he is monitering 8219
The boat is a 32' Westsail ''Odessa'' reg no AFD924N I have the Coast Guard looking now and the serach will escalate from the 13th the day he is due into Coffs Hharbour
thanks for your concern
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:34   #5
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Lyn please tell me whether your husband Colin has arrived in Australia. If not we can try to help with publicising
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Please give us an update when you hear from your husband.
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Old 09-11-2008, 13:49   #7
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I am speaking to Canberra rescue centre today, they indicated that Odessa should be due in to Coffs Harbour on the 13th but they are worried that that there has been no communication since he set sail on Nov 28th I will be speaking with them to day and I will go to Coffs Harbout on the 13 th I will keep you posted thanks for your concern
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Old 09-11-2008, 17:04   #8
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G'day Lynn,
There are Aircraft going to Lord Howe on a regular basis which if requested could just look out about the estimated off shore distance the boat should be. The airline agent at Lord Howe might have some info if the boat stopped over at the Island. (He is multitasked!!) If you are concerned on the boats operation put that request of the Airline to the SAR centre in Canberra. email or phone me if you need help.

Radio systems do sometimes fail to work.

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Old 09-11-2008, 17:11   #9
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searching for Odessa

thanks for that Bill Canberra are on to it as we speak and I have spoken to lord howe as well Canberra think its poosibly radio failure
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Radio failure was what came to mind.

Wishing you and your husband well.

Keep us posted please.
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Will you give us an update please...
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I am speaking to Canberra rescue centre today, they indicated that Odessa should be due in to Coffs Harbour on the 13th but they are worried that that there has been no communication since he set sail on Nov 28th I will be speaking with them to day and I will go to Coffs Harbout on the 13 th I will keep you posted thanks for your concern
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Happy to let everyone know that Coiln arrived safe and sound in Yamba N.S.W. at 2200 hrs on the 12th
Radio failure was the problem so we are all much relieved
thankyou to all who were concerned and happy sailing
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Glad to hear that everything worked out well.
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A happy ending is always nice Tell hubby if he needs advice on fixing / replacing his radio to start a thread here


and thanks for letting folks here know the outcome
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What a great news. Thanks Lynn.

We are relieved and happy everything turned out fine.

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