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Great Britain. Duncan Lougee’s missing yacht found. There was no sign of the crew on board

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British services found the missing yacht Minke, with which contact was lost on June 18 shortly after leaving the port of Plymouth. However, there was no sign of her owner, Duncan Lougee, on board. “The ship has been located, the investigation is still ongoing,” the services said on Friday.

Duncan Lougee, from Essex, sailed his yacht from Plymouth Harbor on June 18. As part of the challenge, he planned to sail solo 250 nautical miles (approx. 460 km) from Great Britain through the Scilly archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean to Baltimore in the Atlantic Ocean in four days Ireland.

Contact with the yacht and the man on board was lost immediately after the start of the voyage, and the vessel was declared missing. The British Coast Guard got involved in the search and on Thursday – 11 days after the yacht went missing – appealed for help in disseminating information about the ongoing search.

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On the same day in the evening, the Irish services announced that the missing yacht had been found. The Minke, a fiberglass craft approximately seven meters long, was to drift 70 miles (113 km) northwest off the coast of the Trevose Head peninsula. “Unfortunately, there was no sign of the crew on board,” the statement said. “The vessel has been located and the investigation is ongoing,” the Belfast Coastguard added.

The search for a missing sailor

The family of the missing sailor has launched an appeal for help in the search. It was emphasized that Duncan Lougee professionally deals with yachts, he is also an experienced sailor and boat builder. The man had already cross the Atlantic alone and cover the route from Plymouth to the Azores and back three times.

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Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team, BBC, Fiona Gordon-Clarke/Facebook

Main photo source: Burnham Coastguard/Facebook

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