Dear participants of Regata Jabuka, please read this:
We are addressing you in an exceptional and crisis situation, on behalf of the families of missing seafarers from Croatia, the Philippines and Ukraine. The missing seafarers were on board the Bourbon Rhode ship, which sailed from Las Palmas towards Guyana under the French Bourbon Offshore company. The ship sank on Sept. 26 in the wake of Hurricane Lorenzo in the Atlantic Ocean.
At that moment, 14 crew members were ready to evacuate and left the ship. They activated life rafts.
The search for them lasted 1 week during which 3 crew members were rescued on 1 life raft, bodies of 4 crew members were recovered, and no one is looking for the remaining crew. We have good reason to believe that they are in one of the 3 missing life rafts. Three days after suspension of SAR – flares were sighted by sailors on the Atlantic Ocean, within the search area. Unfortunately, only 1 ship was sent to verify this, and with s 24-hour delay. We believe they are still alive.
We kindly ask you to help us find them - and we emphasize that the Atlantic Ocean currents are carrying the life rafts west - towards the Caribbean Islands (WNW Set & Drift).
Please JOIN US & HELP US in our search – share this appeal, poster and coordinates of life rafts with anyone you think might help. Somebody could spot and find them along that route described by coordinates. This is to support families and friends, who are waiting for them to return to their homes.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT HELP!
PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO
Family and Friends of Missing Crew Members