Just recieved this at work. Since we spend a lot of time flying the west coast of the island and the mainland, they want us to be on the look out as well.
Departure: Hilo Hawaii, September 8 2007-11-27
Destination Victoria BC, October 16 reported overdue\missing
RCC rescue coordination center Victoria BC 1 800 567 5111
RCC rescue coordination center Alameda Cal 510-437-3701
Robert Patterson email@example.com 1 250 381 5752
Vessel: Name: Takaroa II
Vessel: description: 30 ft Tahitian Ketch with a white wooden hull, and tan sails.
Power: 10 HP diesel engine
Communication: handheld VHF radio, but unfortunately no HF Radio
2 GPS units and World GMAP with a lap top
SSB receiver no transmitter
The vessel has a 406 EPIRB
Persons onboard: 2
Chris Malchow owner Canadian citizen male late 30
Courtney Steele, Canadian citizen female late 24
Provisions: 3 monthts supply of water and food
Looks like they have been missing for a bit. Isin't a 30' a wee bit small to be traversing the pacific in?? I guess if you are experienced and have a knowledge of the route it will be ok. There is a picture with it but I cannot post it.
Here is a picture