Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-26-2015, 11:51 AM   #1
Guru
 
ancora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,489
SOCAL boaters alert...

One of our club members is missing. He left his slip in San Diego aboard his 28' blue-hulled Catalina sailboat named Princess, almost two weeks ago without telling his wife or filing a float plan, and has not been seen since. He is an experienced sailor with many long range trips accomplished. The vessel is well stocked and in excellent condition. The CG has conducted an air/sea search to no avail. If you see this vessel notify the authorities.
__________________
Advertisement

ancora is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 11:56 AM   #2
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,892
Having been the USCG officer in charge of many searches...if the guy didn't tell his wife where he was going...time to hire a PI to check with the insurance company, work issues, health issues and start looking in tiny ports in Central America.

Boat description as the name may have been scraped off day one.


Of course the USCG will help...the weather for a day sail around the area....and check with any transiting vessels that could have seen him.

Hope all turns out well...but it is starting off in the wrong direction for locating him.
__________________

psneeld is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 12:00 PM   #3
TF Site Team
 
Larry M's Avatar
 
City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,736
This was in yesterdays Lectronic Latitude. Hope he's OK.
Search for Missing Princess

February 25, 2015 San Diego, CA
The Coast Guard has asked us to reach out to our readership regarding the search for Richard Byhre, a 76-year-old sailor who did not return from his sailing trip as expected, and his dark blue 28-ft Catalina sloop Princess, homeport San Diego.

The missing Princess.
2015 Courtesy USCG


At 9:00 p.m. Saturday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard Joint Harbor Operations Center in San Diego received a report from Byhre's wife reporting that he had not returned from sailing last week. The Coast Guard immediately launched a Station San Diego 33-ft Special Purpose Craft Law Enforcement boat crew to search for Byhre. San Diego Harbor Patrol crews also searched for Byhre.
On Sunday, a Coast Guard C-130 aircrew from Air Station Sacramento completed multiple searches of the waters 30 miles west of Ensenada and 60 miles south of Rosarito, Mexico. Additionally, an MH-60 helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Sector San Diego completed a search along the waters off the U.S. and the border of Mexico. The Coast Guard Cutter Edisto was diverted to remain on scene and conduct searches throughout the evening.

The missing mariner, Richard Byhre, aboard Princess.
2015 Courtesy USCG


"Mr. Byhre left his home in Palm Desert on Tuesday, February 10, and the last credit card activity was in Pt. Loma on the same day," writes OSCS Douglas Samp of the USCG District 11 Command Center in Alameda. "Southwestern YC in San Diego noticed Princess missing from the slip on Sunday, February 15, and his Toyota Prius is still parked there." The search area expanded to the Channel Islands south almost to Turtle Bay.
"Any person having information on Mr. Byhre's voyage or whereabouts is requested to contact Rescue Coordination Center Alameda at (510) 437-3701 or email RCCAlameda@uscg.mil," said Samp.
Larry M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 01:26 PM   #4
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10,179
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Hope all turns out well...but it is starting off in the wrong direction for locating him.
Why do you say that?
__________________
Al

Custom Google Trawler Forum Search
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 02:01 PM   #5
TF Site Team
 
ksanders's Avatar
 
City: SEWARD ALASKA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: LISAS WAY
Vessel Model: BAYLINER 4788
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Having been the USCG officer in charge of many searches...if the guy didn't tell his wife where he was going...time to hire a PI to check with the insurance company, work issues, health issues and start looking in tiny ports in Central America.

Boat description as the name may have been scraped off day one.


Of course the USCG will help...the weather for a day sail around the area....and check with any transiting vessels that could have seen him.

Hope all turns out well...but it is starting off in the wrong direction for locating him.
The guy is 76 years old.

If he was 46 I'd be inclined to agree but I just do not see a 76 year old ditching his wife, his life, and sailing off into the suunset.

Thats a middle age thing. Not a 76 year old thing.

I hope they find him safe.
__________________
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
www.mvlisasway.com
ksanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 02:15 PM   #6
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Avalon, NJ
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by ksanders View Post
The guy is 76 years old.

If he was 46 I'd be inclined to agree but I just do not see a 76 year old ditching his wife, his life, and sailing off into the suunset.

Thats a middle age thing. Not a 76 year old thing.

I hope they find him safe.
I do too....

If they find the boat within a 20 mile radius...which shouldn't take too long...I would agree with the obvious....

You wouldn't believe how many "now for the rest of the story" tales I have executed. Hollywood has nothing on real life...people can do things that take years to unravel.
psneeld is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 02:28 PM   #7
Guru
 
ancora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,489
Richard left his shoes on the dock, indicative perhaps of a short trip to check out the rigging or whatever it is sail boaters do. The vessel is too small to be hijacked by the drug or illegal alien smugglers that infest our coastal waters. Unmanned, the vessel would have drifted south into Mexican waters and been reported. Theories abound, but nothing concrete yet on this disappearance.
ancora is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 07:26 PM   #8
Scraping Paint
 
City: -
Country: -
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 13,748
What has the marine weather been like during this time?
Marin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 08:00 PM   #9
Guru
 
ancora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,489
The usual, warm and sunny with moderate winds.
__________________

ancora is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012