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Search continues for catamaran crew

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The search continues for the missing boaters who left on an international voyage from Guam bound for Cebu Island in the Philippines. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the C-130 Hercules long range aircraft, a Navy P3 Orion, a Navy H-60 Seahawk helicopter and the U.S. Cutter Sequoia participated in the search today for the sailboat The Pineapple that departed on January 6.

The search area covers 60,000 square nautical miles of the Philippine Sea. The Coast Guard received help from officials from the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia. The Philippine Coast Guard also deployed a vessel and aircraft. The Pineapple is a 38-foot twin-hulled catamaran.

If you've seen this vessel, call the Coast Guard at 671-564-USCG.

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