Coast Guard suspends huge search for missing boat carrying 20 from Bahamas to Florida after it failed to arrive on NYE

THE Coast Guard suspends huge search for missing boat carrying 20 between the Bahamas and south Florida today.

In a statement, the agency said Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received a report Tuesday that a blue and white 29-foot Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel which left on Monday never arrived.

The ship and people were supposed to be en route to Lake Worth, Florida after departing from Bimini in the Bahamas.

Several agencies combed around 17,000 square miles, roughly double the size of Massachusetts, for about 84 hours to no avail it was revealed this evening.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the missing people,” said Capt. Stephen V. Burdian, Seventh District Chief of Response.

“I encourage anyone with information about the people aboard to contact us as soon as possible.” Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules aircrew

Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew, Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvel crew, Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered were all involved in the tireless search

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force surface units, Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association air assets, and Patrick Air Force Base air asset also assisted in it.

More to follow…

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