687 users online (132 members and 555 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Heart of Europe
    Posts
    27,185

    South Africa - 3 Catamaran crew, en route to Thailand, 18 Jan 2015

    The public can help search for a missing South African catamaran crew through an online tool, their families said on Wednesday...

    The catamaran, Sunsail RC044-978 set out from Cape Town for a delivery trip to Phucket, Thailand, on December 14. The delivery was for US-based world maritime leisure business Tui Marine.

    “The current 'Lost Catamaran & Crew At Sea' enables people all over the world to search satellite images that are loaded by Tomnod for this specific campaign,” the families said in a joint statement.

    The aim of the campaign is to search for the Leopard 44 catamaran that was being delivered to Phuket, Thailand, by Anthony Murray, Reg Robertson and Jaryd Payne.

    On the Tomnod website, www.tomnod,com, people are asked to tag objects as either ship or boat, life raft or “other” in images...
    http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afri...5#.VPgLOXtwbMI

    Last known position was around 2190 miles north-northwest of perth australia.

    https://instagram.com/p/zwb_UsrbwT/

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/201...ge-to-thailand
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Heart of Europe
    Posts
    27,185
    This is the online Tomnod search for Sunsail. I can't help more here as I'm hopeless with these searches, but I know some of our posters are very good...

    http://www.tomnod.com/
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    2,975
    My 12 year old loves to search on Tomnod, I'll set him up tomorrow.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The great white north
    Posts
    2,615

    South Africa - 3 Catamaran crew, en route to Thailand, 18 Jan 2015

    http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afri...9#.VPouG2K9KK2
    The families of Anthony Murray, Reg Robertson and Jaryd Payne believe there is real cause for concern as the yatchsmen last made contact via satellite phone on January 18, they said in a joint statement.


    Based on the yacht's co-ordinates at the time - in international waters around 2190 miles north-northwest of Perth, Australia - the estimated arrival date was February 2.


    “On February 12th, the family of Anthony Murray reported his catamaran as overdue to the Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (MRCC) in Cape Town.”


    The same day, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) issued an “all ships broadcast”, seeking sightings reports. The broadcast also encompassed the maritime safety areas of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and India.


    The catamaran Sunsail RC044-978 set out from Cape Town for a delivery trip to Phucket, Thailand, on December 14. The delivery was on US-based world maritime leisure business Tui Marine.


    Skipper Murray, 58, has over 25 years experience at sea, including multiple international catamaran and yacht deliveries.


    Robertson, 59, is also an experienced yachtsman and a member of the Royal Natal Yacht Club. Payne is 20 years old.


    By Sunday, the yacht's Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) had not been activated.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3,144
    Hum. I need to google the location.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The great white north
    Posts
    2,615
    http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afri...5#.VPowxWK9KK1
    Cape Town - A Bellville mother is beside herself as her son – who went on a catamaran trip – was last heard of in mid-January, and was expected to arrive in Phuket, Thailand, onFebruary 2.


    “No, I haven’t been fine. I’m very emotional, and sometimes feel like I’m going to have a meltdown if we don’t find something soon,” said Lisa Green.


    Her son, 20-year-old Jaryd Payne, and two other crew members, Anthony Murray, 58, and Reginald Robertson, 59, are on the catamaran being delivered in Phuket.


    The last contact with the yacht was via satellite phone on January 18, and was reported to be in the mid-Indian Ridge Region about 2 300 nautical miles north-north-west of Perth, Australia.


    Skippered by experienced yachtsman Murray, the Sunsail RC 044-978 left Cape Town on December 14 to deliver the catamaran to Phuket for world maritime leisure business TUI Marine.


    Robertson’s daughter Storme had no words to describe the horror of not knowing whether her father was alive or dead, or suffering out at sea.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The great white north
    Posts
    2,615
    Help search here http://www.tomnod.com/
    Lost Catamaran & Crew at Sea

    On February 2, a Sunsail Leopard 44 catamaran and its crew of 3 were expected to arrive in Phucket, Thailand but they never arrived. Search and rescue measures began February 12th.


    The purpose of the trip was to deliver the new vessel from Cape Town, South Africa to Phucket, Thailand. Officially, the catamaran is carrying enough food and supplies to last them 65 days. The crew includes Anthony Murray (Skipper, 58), Reg Robertson (59) and Jaryd Payne (20).


    The length overall (L.O.A.) of the catamaran is:
    42ft 7in
    The waterline length (L.W.L) of the catamaran is:
    41ft 8in
    The width (beam) of the catamaran is:
    23ft 9in

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3,144
    Must have been something catastrophic if EPIRB wasn't activated.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The great white north
    Posts
    2,615
    Www.tomnod.com
    The link to our Tomnod campaign. Anyone can go and helo search these images for the lost catamaran crew


    @Gary_Sandham: Lost South African Crew .you can help search at #tomnod.com #Lost catamaran & crew at sea. Search a couple of satellite tiles.
    https://twitter.com/gary_sandham/sta...13282625081344

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3,144
    Ill have to go look and see if one of the boards like cruisers forum has picked up the story


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3,144
    Cats are kind of known to break up in open water in bad storms, etc. It is autumn is the southern hemisphere. I wonder how the weather has been in this area.

    ETA: two category 5 cyclones recently in that area. Doesn't bode well for them...
    Last edited by Hiandmighty; 03-06-2015 at 07:34 PM.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    3,144

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The great white north
    Posts
    2,615
    http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2...g-sa-catamaran
    The public can help search for a missing South African catamaran crew through an online tool, their families said.


    The families fear for the yachtsmen's safety, as they last made contact via satellite phone on January 18 and missed their estimated date of arrival.


    The catamaran, Sunsail RC044-978 set out from Cape Town for a delivery trip to Phucket, Thailand, on December 14. The delivery was for US-based world maritime leisure business Tui Marine.

    "The current 'Lost Catamaran & Crew At Sea' enables people all over the world to search satellite images that are loaded by Tomnod for this specific campaign," the families said in a joint statement.


    The aim of the campaign is to search for the Leopard 44 catamaran that was being delivered to Phuket, Thailand, by Anthony Murray, Reg Robertson and Jaryd Payne.


    On the Tomnod website, people are asked to tag objects as either ship or boat, life raft or "other" in images.
    http://www.tomnod.com/

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The great white north
    Posts
    2,615
    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...-1227257415506

    The South African catamaran SV Moorings, which is missing in the Indian Ocean en route from Cape Town to Thailand.
    A DESPERATE search for the crew of a missing yacht is focused on an area 2200 nautical miles west of Perth.


    Thousands of internet users across the world have joined an online “crowd sourcing” search effort by scouring satellite images.


    SV Moorings, a South African catamaran, went missing in the Indian Ocean en route from Cape Town to Thailand.


    Skipper Anthony Murray, 58, and crew Reginald Robertson, 59, and Jaryd Payne, 20, last made contact with their families via satellite phone on January 18.


    The vessel was due to arrive in Phuket on February 2. They were carrying supplies to last 65 days and have been at sea for 87 days.


    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority traced the last satellite telephone call to a location about 2190 nautical miles west northwest of Perth.


    At the time the call was placed, the catamaran was in the vicinity of Tropical Cyclone Bansi, with gusts of up to 85 knots and a 12 metre swell.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    The great white north
    Posts
    2,615
    Birthday vigil held for missing yachtsmanFRIENDS of missing Durban yachtsman Reg Robertson gathered at the Royal Natal Yacht Club to mark his 60th birthday on Friday.
    The day also marked 61 days since Robertson and his crew disappeared at sea after setting sail from Cape Town on December 14 to deliver a catamaran to Phuket, Thailand.
    Robertson, skipper Anthony Murray and Jaryd Payne, were expected to arrive on February 2. The last time they made contact with family and friends, by satellite phone, was on January 18. Their last reported position was 2 000 nautical miles from their destination.
    Their friends and family have not given up hope, and on Friday raised their glasses to mark Robertson’s birthday.
    Sandy Samways, a close friend of Robertson, shares a birthday with him.
    Her husband, Kurt Ostendorf, was part of the six-man crew of the ill-fated Moquini yacht,

    http://www.pressreader.com/south-afr...87646/TextView

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1011
    Last Post: Today, 06:04 AM
  2. Replies: 1329
    Last Post: 05-19-2017, 07:28 AM
  3. Found Deceased South Africa - Nicholas Upton, 19, GWU student, Cape Town, 30 Aug 2015
    By los2188 in forum Located Persons Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-09-2015, 09:52 PM
  4. South Africa - Alexander Forba used baby to hit GF, baby died, Feb 2015
    By zwiebel in forum Crimes-Spotlight on Children
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-18-2015, 08:21 AM

Tags for this Thread