Have just picked this up from a UK site and trust it is OK to repeat it here. If anyone has any info can they please contact the people noted below? Thanks
From: "Mike" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: S/V COLROS, overdue United Kingdom to Madeira
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 07:52:47 -0500
This request for assistance is being sent via blind distribution to members of the International Boat
Watch Network who are in the affected areas of interest. Also, copy is included for Barbara Smith, originator of the request.
We have a request for assistance from Barbara Smith, on behalf of the
members of the skipper
of S/V COLROS which is overdue on his
journey from Cornwall, United Kingdom to Madeira
in the Caribbean
COLROS is described as follows: Length: 27 feet, Construction: steel
, off-white hull paint
, new red sails
observation dome, low doghouse, transom-hung rudder
, long keel
, diesel-powered. Home Port: Salcombe, Devon, United
We are unclear exactly what communications
capabilities are on board and
working. We believe he has marine VHF
, and the capability for Amateur Radio
and Winlink 2000 (he had a ham radio
license) amateur radio callsign:
M0SYC. No position reports have ever been posted on Winlink by this vessel.
Colros left Newlyn, Cornwall, United Kingdom on Dec 22 2006. Last contact
from Colros was via cell phone
from five miles off Land's End, Cornwall,
United Kingdom on Dec 22 2006. First destination
was Madeira (ETA within a
month of Dec 22 2006), not to stop but just to check in with family
, but we didn't hear anything. Final destination
on this leg of journey
was Tobago, Carribean, ETA mid-February 2007.
Persons on Board: One male, 53 years old. Name: David H.H.L. Cartwright.
Citizen of United Kingdom.
Message: David, please call home, we are worried about you.
Any sighting or contact with this vessel should be reported to Barbara Smith
((h) 310-745-4660 or (w) 310-440-7118. Also,
please notify myself so that I may update our boat
Mike Pilgrim, K5MP
International Boat Watch Network