Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 October 2009

Missing yacht off East African coast

 

 


 

 

Missing yacht off East African coast

 

 

LONDON, United-Kingdom, October 28, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Foreign Office issued a statement on 27 October following reports of a British yacht missing off the coast of East Africa.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said:  
 
‘We are urgently looking into reports that Paul and Rachel Chandler’s yacht has been seized and they are now being held captive.

As yet we cannot confirm these reports, but we are carefully assessing the situation and we remain extremely concerned for their safety. 
 
We have passed details of their yacht – the Lynn Rival – to all international partners in the region, including the EU and NATO operations commanded by the UK.

They have begun searching for the yacht with the assets they have available in the area. The Seychelles Coastguard is also continuing its search and rescue mission.
 
FCO Officials remain in close touch with the family in the UK.’

 

SOURCE 

United Kingdom – Ministry of Foreign Affairs


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