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Current Incident

S/V Maratonga
Lost or Overdue
October 17, 2015 @ 0200 UTC

Boat Description:
52 ft Ketch, steel, custom built Tayana.  Inner forestay.  Dark blue hull with white stripe in which on each side 10 round portlights.  White hard dodger center cockpit hard cover.  Costa Rica flag and registration number GPC 8509 on bow.  Name MARATONGA¬† in wood on white stern, hard to see because of dinghy davits and stainless steel swim platform.

Marine VHF, SSB Ham operator with call sign LU6VCR.  South American net 14.155 MHz @ 2200 UTC but we have no indication that anybody has heard them on that frequency.

Itinerary is Norfolk Virginia to Azores to Lisbon to Cadiz.  They left on July 13 from Norfolk, last known contact was on July 26 SPOT GPS with coordinates 39 degrees, 35 minutes and 2.0400 seconds N and 61 degrees, 20 minutes and 11.9040 W.
ETA was around end of August.

Persons on board : There are 3 males on board captain - Raol Enriquez, about 60 years, Argentinian...Pablo Enriquez, son of Raol, about 34 yrs old, Argentinian...Raol Echevarra, about  72 yrs old, Argentinian.

Have not been heard from.  USCG, Spain and Portugal SAR have all been contacted.
Please contact me, Mike Ramage, any SAR, or Monique Nollen +54 911 514 826 86 or

S/V Walk About 1
Health and Welfare
September 5, 2015 @ 1900 UTC

Vessel left the port of La Graciosa (Canary Isles) August 9th or 10th enroute to Dakar and then further to Gambia (Gambie River).  Vessel should have arrived in Dakar around the 24th or 25th of August.  Concerned because there has been a Tropical Cyclone in that vicinity.

Boat Description:
Belgian Flagged, 43 foot Schooner with blue steel hull, with white sails, aft cockpit, wind vane and life raft.

Comms: VHF and GPS.

1 POB: Jean Adolf Pol Dheedene, age 72.

Please contact me, Mike Ramage, or Johan Dheedene 0032/496.27.26.15 or 0032/

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