Please select your home edition
Marine Resources 2017 728x90

No trace ever found of missing Canadian sailor

by on 1 Jan 2010
Hubert Marcoux SW
An extensive aerial search for a 68 year old Canadian sailor Hubert Marcoux who set out from Halifax on board his 45 foot yacht Mon Pays on November 9th to sail 740 nautical miles south to Bermuda was suspended on 22nd November 2009 and no trace of the boat has since been found.

The Rescue Coordination Center Norfolk was coordinating the aerial search which were conducted by the U.S. and Canadian coast guards between Halifax and Bermuda. The coordination center says about 18 separate aircraft searches covered approximately 152,000-square-nautical miles.

Search crews had attempted to contact Marcoux via radio and four military aircraft have been searching the area north of Bermuda for any sign of the yacht. The Mon Pays was reported to have flares, life jackets and a radio on board.

Another yacht which left Halifax the day before the Mon Pays with the same course set for Bermuda arrived, four days late and the three sailors aboard reported they had experienced heavy conditions with winds over 60 knots.

It’s been over six weeks since Marcoux, originally from Charlo, on the Baie des Chaleurs in New Brunswick, Canada. went missing while sailing in the Atlantic. 'I’ve heard nothing,' his sister, Lucy Milroy, said just before Christmas.

Milroy said her brother has survived many dangerous weather conditions while on his boat. He completed an 18 year world sailing circumnavigation with a solo trip from Australia to Halifax in 2003.

In 2005 he wrote a book about his around the world adventures, a French version Mon tour du monde en 18 ans then the English version Around the world in 18 years.

While the search was scaled back on Nov. 22, mariners were asked to keep a watch in the area for any sign of the vessel. 'There was no remains ever found, no flotsam that could be identified with the boat,' said Lt. Al Blondin, spokesman for the Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax.

Zhik 2018 Kollition 728x90 BOTTOMVaikobi 2019 - Footer 3Marine Resources BOTTOM

Related Articles

Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4
A merger of CNC parts, epoxy resin and traditional skills A gajeta is a traditional design of small open fishing boat but as they are raced competitively, an enterprising naval architect decided to make one using modern epoxy techniques. In this instalment, the computer-generated design is taking shape.
Posted today at 9:23 am
Still here. Promise.
It's been a while. Sorry. It doesn't mean that we've had nothing to say. It's been a while. Sorry about that. It doesn't mean that we've had nothing to say. On the contrary actually, we have posting stories galore onto both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere websites.
Posted on 21 Mar
Video: Ships vs. Boats – How close is too close?
Two videos captured by Hudson River pilot seek to educate boaters When it comes to recreational boats and commercial ship traffic, separation is key. Some boaters, however, may not recognize the dangers of navigating close to a commercial ship.
Posted on 21 Mar
Darwin to Southeast Asia: Leaving Oz with regret
Reaching Darwin evoked a definite feeling of achievement! David headed for McDonald's, Heather checked out the spa and I initiated serious boat tasks. Exploring social and cultural offerings of the City was very much on the agenda, as we caught up with good friends whom we had met down south.
Posted on 21 Mar
The Smallest Furler Karver have ever designed
TMS present the KF0.9 Faithful to their rebellious spirit, Karver now introduce the smallest furler they have ever designed, dedicated to the smallest sailboats and sailors of all abilities. Allow us to introduce you to the KF0.9.
Posted on 21 Mar
Hull of S/Y 42m E-volution arrives at Perini Navi
The yard currently has the largest number of sailing megayachts in build in the world The hull of the first S/Y 42m E-volution has arrived in Viareggio from the Perini Navi yard at Yildiz in Turkey. Part of the series created by Perini Navi's in-house designers in collaboration with renowned American performance yacht specialists
Posted on 20 Mar
S/V Nereida sails around the world - Day 167
Rainy, grey day with Front passing through; wind died at sunset drifted Tuesday midday - What a change from yesterday afternoon's lovely sunshine and clear sky! It's grey, chilly and raining quite hard at times. I saw 5kt for a short time, as the present rain came in, but we're down to 3.4kt now.
Posted on 20 Mar
2019-20 World ARC - Galapagos Islands to Hiva Oa
One of the longest legs The World ARC fleet has now passed the halfway mark of this journey of the Rally from the Galapagos Islands to Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. This leg is also the longest one from the entire circumnavigation with 2980NM.
Posted on 20 Mar
Want to learn how to boat?
Affordable, 3-hour on-water training courses on 6-7 April The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Savannah offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine .
Posted on 19 Mar
Greece: New Cruising Tax - 19 days and counting...
Skippers will be required to register and pay the TEPAH manually In the absence of any instructions from the Greek Authorities, the Cruising Association are speculating that at least initially, skippers will be required to register and pay the tax (the TEPAH) manually using a paper form.
Posted on 19 Mar