Search Continues For Missing Sailboat Off Atlantic Coast

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard is continuing its search today for a sailboat and its two-person crew who have not been heard from since departing Lewes, Del., en route Panama, Nov. 30.

On board the sailing vessel, “Pride,” are Brock Argyle and Paul Shore, both Canadian men in their 50s.

The vessel sailed out of the Lewes Harbor Marina around 10 a.m. to sail to Panama. The crew was due to check in with a friend on Dec. 2. The Coast Guard was notified Saturday that Argyle and Shore had never checked in.

Since then, urgent marine information broadcasts and marina checks all along the Eastern seaboard have been unable to get any additional information about the “Pride” or its crew. Three Coast Guard C-130s from air stations Elizabeth City, N.C., and Clearwater, Fla., have also searched more than 35,000 nautical square miles from Delaware to Miami.

“All mariners should leave a float plan with a friend or family member and always have an Emergency Position Radio Indicating Beacon on board anytime they get underway,” says Lt. Cmdr. Karen Anderson, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Center Supervisor. “Part of why this case is so difficult is that no one really knows what their plan is other than just heading to Panama. That does not give us much to work with.”

The sailing vessel “Pride” is described as a 30-foot, single-masted sailboat, with a beige hull. Anyone with additional information or who thinks they may have seen the vessel or crew is asked to call the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area Command Center at (757) 398-6231.

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