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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Guilvinec: A sailor of Bara ar Vro is missing - update

On Sunday, one of the sailors of the crew of the Guilvinec registered trawler Bara ar Vro has been missing since the morning. Sea and air search continues.

This Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at 5:53, the Regional Operational Centre for Surveillance and Rescue (Cross) Etel is alerted by the skipper of the trawler Bara ar vro one of the sailors on board, forty years equipped with PFD (integrated buoyancy clothing), is missing.

The 22m trawler, registered in Guilvinec, owned Bigouden Armament, was fishing to 120 nautical miles (220 km) off the Pointe de Penmarc'h. The Cross Etel, to coordinate search operations, which involved several commercial vessels (Jigon Am , Sea Frontier) and fishing (Idatsa) in transit in the area and then hires a Cayman helicopter  Navy based Naval Air Station LanvĂ©oc Poulmic took off at 7:10 am. The Caiman reached the area at 7:50 . He flew over the area until 9:16 but without result.

At 9 am on Cross Etel hired a Falcon 50 of the flotilla 24F (based on the Naval Air Station Lann Bihoue) to raise Cayman. Without result. At 14h, the Cross Etel engages another Falcon 50 in relief of the former. Research hitherto unsuccessful, should continue at sea (the presence of 6 fishing vessels or merchant) and in the air until nightfall.

Weather zone: Sea 2 (calm), wind 15 knots (25 km/h)

As reported by the Ouest-France website. (Google translation)