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  • Richard
    SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING CANADIAN WOMAN SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING CANADIAN WOMAN DATE: December 10, 2006 09:27:26 EST Document Number: 828     First
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      SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING CANADIAN WOMAN
      SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING CANADIAN WOMAN
      DATE: December 10, 2006 09:27:26 EST
      Document Number: 828

        First District Public Affairs
      U.S. Coast Guard

      Press Release

      Date: December 10, 2006

      Contact: Petty Officer Larry Chambers
      (757) 647-4331

       

      SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING CANADIAN WOMAN

      PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The search continues today for a Canadian woman who went overboard from the sailing vessel Picton Castle about 470 miles southeast of Cape Cod.

      A Canadian Coast Guard C-130 airplane searched through the night, aided by the motor tanker Mindanao and the woman's shipmates aboard the 189-foot tall ship Picton Castle. 

      The Canadian and U.S. Coast Guards and civilian crews have scoured about 1,045 square miles of ocean during the search.  A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 crew is preparing to take off to rejoin the search. 

      Based on the 70-degree Gulf Stream water temperature,  the woman could feasibly survive in the search area for more than 36 hours. 
       
      At about 9 p.m. Friday,  personnel at the Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, received a call from the captain of the Picton Castle reporting that one of his female crew members had gone missing from the vessel in 40 knot winds and 22-foot seas.

      RCC Halifax contacted Coast Guardsmen at the RCC in Portsmouth, Va., who assumed control of the search.

      At about 2 a.m. Saturday, RCC Portsmouth diverted the motor vessel Lake Phoenix a nearby AMVER vessel (Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System) vessel to the scene to assist in the search. After completing its designated search pattern and being replaced by the M/T Mindanao, the M/V Lake Phoenix departed the search area early this morning.

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    • Bill Scanlon
      http://www.picton-castle.com/ Sail Through the Holidays Escape the slushy stress of a cold Christmas and have your most memorable and exciting holiday ever.
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        Sail Through the Holidays

        Escape the slushy stress of a cold Christmas and have your most memorable and exciting holiday ever. Join Picton Castle as she sails the Grenadines Dec. 21-Jan. 3, and ring in the New Year under the warm, trade-wind blessed palm trees of the West Indies.
         
        The Barque Picton Castle—a sail training ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, but best known for her voyages around the world—has again set sail.
        On December 5, just months after returning from an epic year-long, 30,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, and a summer spent touring the Great Lakes, this stately square-rigger has cast off her lines and headed south to the enchanting islands of the Eastern Caribbean.
        Become a sail trainee and fulfill your dreams of tall ship sailing. Haul lines, handle sails, hoist the anchor and head aloft. Learn seamanship, navigation and boat handling through shipboard workshops and the single best learning tool—practice! Explore far-flung islands and exotic ports of call. Immerse yourself in the richness of shipboard life and the fascinating cultures you'll find ashore.
        Join us this winter in the Caribbean or sign on for another of Picton Castle's upcoming voyages, including another world voyage in 2008.


        Bill Scanlon
        USCG Master 50 GT Inland Waters
        Towing & Sailing Endorsements
        Lic. # 1092926
        1984 Catalina 30
        "Ruby"
        Std. Rig  Hull#  3688
        Winthrop (Mass.) Yacht Club
         
        Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse


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