Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater Off Bahamas

MIAMI – Coast Guard crewmembers are searching for Pierre Steenburg, whose unmanned sailing vessel, Holo Ki Ki was located about 20 miles north of West End, Bahamas Sunday.

A good Samaritan boater contacted search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Miami about 9:30 a.m. Sunday requesting permission to board an unmanned sailing vessel. Once aboard the Holo Ki Ki, the good Samaritan reported the vessel was empty but had been recently occupied.

A HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami are currently searching the area for Steenburg.

If anyone has information that could assist search and rescue coordinators with locating Pierre Steenburg they are encouraged to contact Coast Guard Sector Miami at 305-535-4472.

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