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Durban skipper apologises for concern

2012-04-19 10:32

Durban - The skipper of the yacht which went missing in the Indian Ocean recently, has apologised to friends and family for causing concern, and for the false search.

The Daily News reported that the Dandelion arrived safely in Pemba, Mozambique, on Monday night, after an international search operation was launched when it went missing after leaving the Mayotte Islands last week.

It was carrying seven people, including two South Africans.

Durban skipper John Sergel reportedly sent an e-mail apologising for causing family and friends to worry.

Sergel said bad weather, technical problems and communication hassles had made matters worse.

He only realised later that initial e-mails sent to family and friends informing them of their problems had never been received.

Then the weather turned and they started having additional technical problems, which slowed them down considerably.

He told how he tried different communication methods but was unable to make contact.   

Comments
  • AB.VILJOEN - 2012-04-19 10:38

    Glad you guys are safe, buddy!!

  • Tanie - 2012-04-19 11:35

    Point of departure 1. pursue the possibility of drugs dealing and then come and tell me.

      Greg - 2012-04-19 12:02

      Could you inform the rest of us where you read anything relating to that in the story?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-19 17:18

      Yeah, Thanks News24

  • lyn.atterbury - 2012-04-19 12:38

    I agree with Greg.....What is Oom Kriel on about...Strange..

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