Coast Guard suspends search for overdue sailor

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (CG Public Affairs) – The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have suspended the mid-Atlantic search for an overdue sailor, who was reportedly transiting from Bermuda to St. John’s, Newfoundland, 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, pending further information.

Missing is Jakob Fenger, 56, of Iceland.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Rescue Coordination Center Norfolk received notification at 10:17 a.m. Friday from RCC Iceland that Fenger had not completed his voyage.

Search crews aboard four C-130 search planes from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and Canadian coast guard search crews aboard a C-130 and an Aurora P-3 aircraft searched an area approximately 450 miles northwest of Bermuda to an area 600 miles off the coast of Cape Cod.

Fenger was making his voyage aboard the 35-foot Dystocia, a single-mast, white-hulled sloop. Mariners are requested to notify RCC Norfolk at (757) 398-6390 if they have any information.

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