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Old 01-24-2009, 12:31 AM   #71
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:38 AM   #72
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Sad to say that there is no further news from this end. I will keep looking out for any information.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:41 PM   #73
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I have heard this is the last day the airforce will look for them.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:22 PM   #74
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Let's hope and pray.

Please keep us updated
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #75
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Has anyone reported "how" the boat capsized?
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:06 PM   #76
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Has anyone reported "how" the boat capsized?
Nothing in the news yet. We can hope that the crew will be able to share this info as there is always much to be learned by other cruisers when a tragedy like this happens. I would think that Leo is worried about his still missing shipmates and the last thing from his mind is sharing what happened with the capsize.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:01 PM   #77
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I have heard this is the last day the airforce will look for them.
I don't want to give false hope but I spent a couple of years as an observer in surveillance aircraft (mainly CASA, Cessna Caravans and Britten-Norman Islanders) and one thing was very clear - a PIW (Person In the Water) was very difficult to spot from an aircraft unless (s)he had a flare or smoke generator of some sort. If the aircraft was fitted with a FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) camera it also helped.

From a helicopter things were often a bit better as the lower sped helped the observer not to miss things.

I have no knowledge if the SA Air Force has FLIR equipped aircraft. I believe the plane used for oil pollution detection does have but that is tasked by Marine and Coastal Management and not the Air Force. At Thunder City (Cape Town) there were a couple of low airframe hour DAKS with new engines and props which had been converted for maritime surveillance work and were very competent machines but these, I believe, went back Stateside where they were owned due to lack of work for them in Africa.

All hope is not out yet. There is still a slim chance that the guys are alive and there are still ships in the area Don't be thrown by the lack of aerial surveillance. However, do not be blinded by hope. Keep hoping but accept that the survival chances diminish hour by hour. Prepare for the worst

and should fortune smile on you, you will get a wonderful surprise. If not, you will be better prepared to deal with the situation.

As before, if you need any support I can give, bearing in mind the distance between us, do not hesitate to ask. We sailors are a strange bunch, as I am sure you already know. We can be annoyingly independent but we always are willing to help fellow sailors and their families when the need arises.

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Old 01-25-2009, 02:48 AM   #78
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If they are in a life raft, they could survive for quite a long while....they just need to be spotted.
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The Queequeg II capsized in pretty much the same area where the yacht Moquini tragically lost it's keel some 3 years ago. These were totally different circumstances (keel loss) but the thread in the link clearly gives an indication of the difficulties involved in the search and rescue efforts in that particular area. At the time, the S & R effort was enormous - even with private initiatives, and they could not find a large overturned hull - nevermind seeing a small survivor's head bobbing around in a life-jacket.

I mention this in an attempt to assure Nicole that the best efforts have been (and still are) made to find the survivors of the Queequeg II. It just illustrates the difficulties involved. The S & R personnel are highly trained and VERY committed.

Have strength Nicole (and all involved with the missing crewmembers) - we still all hope.

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The capsized "Moquini" was found much later, almost in the Southern Ocean. Drifts and currents in the area are very unpredictable.

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Nicole

There is no further news from here at all. I will see if there is anything from the SA Maritime Mobile Net in the morning - about 9 hours from now.

Please keep us updated with anything new from your end.
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Hi Nicole,

My name is Stuart and I sailed on QueequegII leaving the boat at Bali in November. I'm so sorry to hear about all this, its such a shock. I spent many great hours chatting with you dad. He was a great man and I'm privileged to have met him. All my thoughts are with you and your family.

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Thank you, Stuart, for reaching out. We will be having a memorial for my father on March 12, 2010 (his 75th Birthday.) Again, that's 2010 - not 2009. It will be held in Chicago and I would love for anyone who has sailed with my father to be there. You can send me a private message here with your contact information and I will send you updates. Also, any stories you have about my dad would be most welcome.

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No further news from the radio net this morning.
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No further news from the radio net this morning.
I fear that there may not be any further updates. It has been almost a week now and there is no sign of my father or Quen. My father was a brave, adventurous, and passionate man. He was where he wanted to be and he was doing what he loved.

I want to thank everyone for their prayers, support, and help. Being so far away, it has helped my family tremendously to know that there were people in the area that were looking out for him.

We are still hoping that some of his personal items will be recovered. My father had put together some water-proof float bags with items he wanted to make sure made it home. He tied these bags to a couple of red gas cans and a life-jacket. My father was a writer and it is our belief that he may have put a disk containing his writing into the float bags. Also included was his passport and some other items. The recovery of these items is crucial to my sister and I. The need to have our father's words is paramount. If found, we implore that they are returned to us. It is all we have.

Once again, on behalf on my sister and myself, we thank the sailing community for all your efforts and prayers.

Sincerely,

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