Coast Guard searching for overdue vessel near Bahamas

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for the 46-foot sailing vessel, Flying Pig, and its three passengers near Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

A concerned friend of Skip Gondlach, the 65-year-old owner of the Flying Pig, contacted search-and-rescue coordinators at the District Seven Command Center in Miami after he stopped receiving location messages from the vessel’s satellite messenger service. SPOT – satellite personal tracker, is able to report its location to friends and family through Google Maps.

Gondlach and his two passengers departed from Lake Worth, Fla., Sunday, and were en route to Spanish Cay, Bahamas. The satellite messenger last reported the Flying Pig’s position 20 miles north of Grand Bahama Island around 10 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding Gondlach’s whereabouts is requested to contact Coast Guard District Seven at 305-415-6800.

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