Coast Guard asks public to help locate man who sailed from Bay Area to San Diego

11th Coast Guard District News

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is responding to an overdue-mariner report filed by family members of a Concord man.

The 62-year-old Krzysztof Krasnodebski reportedly sailed his white, 27-foot vessel Amber on July 25 from the Grand Marina in Alameda en route San Diego.

Krasnodebski’s son contacted the Coast Guard on Aug. 1 when he could not reach his father on the telephone. The family has not filed a missing-person report with local law enforcement; however, family members are working closely with the Coast Guard to monitor any reports of Krasnodebski’s possible whereabouts.

Coast Guard assets from San Francisco to San Diego have been alerted and are on lookout for the sailboat and a daily urgent marine information broadcast is being relayed to all mariners along the California Coast. Additionally, marina harbormasters from San Francisco to San Diego have been contacted but there have been no sightings.

The public is asked to contact the Coast Guard Command Center at 510-437-3708 for any information that may help locate Krasnodebski.

Mariners who plan to head out on the water are asked to keep in mind a few basic safety tips:

  • Assess the risk – check the weather
  • File a float plan – write down where you intend to sail, when you expect to arrive at your destination, and who to call if you don’t. Give this plan to someone who WILL call for help
  • Wear or have a properly fitted life jacket readily accessible – for it to work effectively, it must fit
  • Attach a whistle or small boat horn to the life jacket
  • Always dress for an unexpected capsize – wear a wet suit or dry suit on cold water
  • Have a functioning VHF/FM marine band radio
  • Have light, strobe, mirror, and flares aboard
  • Ensure a registered Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and a GPS locator is aboard

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