U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards search Northern Atlantic for overdue vessel

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (CG Public Affairs) – The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are searching the Northern Atlantic for the overdue 35-foot sailing vessel Dystocia, which was transiting from Bermuda to St. John’s, Newfoundland, today.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Portsmouth received notification at 10:17 a.m. June 13 from RCC Iceland the Dystocia, with one person aboard, Jakob Fenger, a native of Iceland, was overdue.

The crews of three Coast Guard C-130 airplanes from Air Station Elizabeth City and Aurora P-3s and a C-130 from the Canadian coast guard are searching the area approximately 450 miles northwest of Bermuda and 600 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., for the overdue vessel.

The vessel is a single-mast white-hulled sloop. Mariners are requested to keep a lookout for this vessel and notify RCC Portsmouth at (757) 398-6390 if they have any information.

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