sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Photo Gallery Boats for Sale Sail-World Racing Cruising Int MarineBusiness-World FishingBoating Magnetic Is RW
Sail-World.com : Call out for overdue sailor in the Indian Ocean
Call out for overdue sailor in the Indian Ocean


'Have you seen a boat like this? An H28 similar to Spirit of Rema, missing in the Indian Ocean'    .

Kiwi sailor Edward Anker left Hout Bay yacht club, South Africa, on the 26th December 2012 with a plan to sail on a 'straight across' route to Australia, and an intended landfall in Australia of Cape Leeuwin, or thereabouts. Enquiries made with the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Australia, on 30th April of this year, confirmed that, at that date, he had not arrived.

While it is worrying for friends, this is not the first time that Eddie has been reported missing. At the beginning of January 2012 Spirit of Rema was also reported missing between Madeira and Brazil, having not been heard from since October 2011. In April 2012, he was finally located, safe and sound.

However, friends in England, Spain, New Zealand and Scotland have all failed to hear from him. They all share the same concerns for his whereabouts and well being, and extensive enquiries are being made by them.

His vessel is the 'Spirit of Rema', an H28 ketch, with no engine and probably sporting red sails - unless these have been damaged and the spare set are in use.

Eddie shuns the use of too much technology, but is believed to have some sort of radio communications, even if only when near shore. He does not have any form of GPS.

He has stated to several of his friends that if he were in trouble, he wouldn't call for help, because he doesn't want anyone else risking their lives to save him - and we must respect this.

There is a possibility that he has made a stop at Ile Amsterdam or St Paul, but enquiries made with the responsible authorities have produced no response as yet.

If anyone has seen the vessel, or has any information as to the whereabouts of Edward please let his friends know on the email address johnwil@wanadoo.es.

Alternatively, if you encounter Eddie along your way, please ask him to contact 'Wally or Cled' at the earliest opportunity.

They want this, they told Sail-World Cruising, 'if only to let us know that he is safe. We know that he will be annoyed at what he will call 'us making a fuss', but as his friends we are worried about his welfare.'


by Sail-World Cruising

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109409

4:01 AM Mon 13 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World





Pam, 90-year-old pearling lugger, to sail again by Sail-World Cruising round-up,














How sailors really do have a voice in the future of our oceans by Sandra Whitehouse, Sailors for the Sea,




Message-in-a-bottle record - 102 years by AFP/Sail-World Cruising,
















Canadian solo sailor rescued north of Auckland by Sail-World Cruising round-up,








Ipad and sailing boats in Australia/NZ - What works and what doesn't *Feature by Andrew Keays, Island Cruising Association,




















Free online fuel spill course - how much do you know?
Smaller but plenty of space: The Nautitech Open 40
Product of the Week: Chafe guards save lines from friction
Government sneaks through the 'Affordable Boat Act'
Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned
Yacht of the Week: Kokomo III - and she could be yours
To Sea in a Sailing Ship: the glory days - at CYCA TOMORROW!
Life-shattering event sends 'rookie' couple sailing the world
Mysteries of the seas, happening right now - missing, sunk, foul play
Sail Norway and Russia this summer - your own boat, or charter
Sunshine4kids' 'Fleet of Hope' sets off again
3,200-year-old boat found in Croatian waters
Product of the Week: the LineGrabber
So-called 'Med Mooring' - handy in some anchorages, and here's how
Canadian storm bomb threat - sailors advised: get off the water!
Carbon monoxide poisoning - is it possible on YOUR boat?
Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum
Southport Yacht Club achieves Gold Anchor status
Sailing family condemmed for taking 3-year-old on circumnavigation
New contract-free plan for satellite communicator on your smart phone
Melbourne Boat Show earlier this year - 12 to 16 June   
Southport Yacht Club will host a free 'Discover Sailing Day'   
Farmer sails his super-size pumpkin across lake - a New Zealand first   
Yacht of the Week: The Dashew creation: no sails, but eco-friendly   
No laughing! Sailing mistakes I don't want to make   
Destination: From Moscow Sea to the White Sea   
Land sailors of India on adventure across the Rann   
Future of Auckland's rescue helicopters in doubt   
A Paint App to (almost) replace your marine store assistant   
Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival opens tomorrow   
Maritime Alert - Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters   
Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo - Sea Guardian on display at RPAYC   
Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi set a new trans-ocean record   
How to anchor and 'never utter a word'   
Non-pyrotechnic flares for my boat - Can I or can't I?   
Health benefits of sailing   
Cruising in the Maldives - some nuts and bolts   
ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising   
Halyard Tension - a video   
The Pittwater Sail Expo - Award winning show for Vicsail   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  



















 
Our Advertisers are committed to our sport, please support them!
This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia Pty. Ltd and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.

Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly (there is a hyperlink in most cases to their website, or do a Google search.) with your request.

Please do not contact Sail-World.com as we cannot give permission for use of other photographer’s images.

Only if the photographer named on the image is Sail-world.com, Powerboat-world.com, Marinebusiness-world.com or NZBoating-World.com.
Contact us .
Ph: +61 2 8006 1873 fax: +61 2 8076 0459 or complete our feedback form    Contact us .
   View our Privacy Policy.    [Go Home]     [  Banner Advertising Specification]    [Bot Archive ]

Customised news feeds -Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have their own customised version of our news feed on their website.
Look_here_to_see_examples

XL WAS Cru SH