Lost in the North Atlantic help needed!

Capt. Hook

Member
178
0
Iceland
Since 4 of june a 35 feet Bavaria has not been heard from.

One person is aboard believed to be on way to Iceland.

Last known position was N37 25.468 W63 13.527

He left Bermuda on the 1st. was in satellitephoneconnection on the 3rd and made a short connection on the 4th.

His next stop was intended to be St. Johns in New Foundland, that is long overdue.

Pos. comes from that last call. that position is in the middle between Bermunda and New Foundland.

After that call nothing is seen or heard from him.

An extensive search has been done but now it is formely over.

We need help finding weatherinformation from 3. of june until today.

Our intentions is making an calculated guess where the boat might be if he sailed on past St. Johns or where he might have drifted to with a broken rig.

 

Shife

Super Anarchist
7,657
12
Yikes. That is a awful long time to go without any communication. Can you give a better description of the boat and what gear it had aboard? Color/age/etc..?

 

Capt. Hook

Member
178
0
Iceland
It is quite well equipped, one 6pers. liferaft and another 4pers liferaft. Small Honda generator. All normal equip. for such a trip. Loads of flares etc.

There should be an EPIRB on at least one of the liferafts, but we are not sure.

There was some electrical problems.

Name of boat: Distocia, 35 feet Bavaria 1997.

Name of skipper: Jakob Fenger

There was an extensive search flight by the Canadian coast guard.

 

Ozee Adventure

Super Anarchist
fingers_crossed123.jpg


Wishing everyone involved all the best

 
I found onshore weather records for Argentia, Newfoundland (most southerly station) for the month of June, but can't find records for the marine weather. It's in an Excel spreadsheet which the site host won't let me upload - I'll try a PM.

You could also try the US Navy's weather page: FNMOC

I had a quick scan there, but couldn't find records - only forcasts. An email to them may get records.

Good luck - hoping this turns out well!

A.

 

Capt. Hook

Member
178
0
Iceland
Thanks to you all, you have been a great help as usual.

We have got weather info from Bahamas and others and we are hoping he is just en route to Iceland going slow in the dead calm wind...

 

OceanBien

Super Anarchist
2,542
2
The day before we arrived in Bermuda this week I listened to Herb Hilgenberg on 12359.0 and the beginning of his broadcast was dedicated to describing the boat, crew, intended destination and overdue report.

A prayer and a Dark N' Stormy salute...

 




Top