The solo sailor of the 17ft yacht Equinox hasn't been heard from for a week

A 69-year-old yachtsman from the North Yorkshire area has not been seen or heard from since the 4 July.

Humber Coastguard was contacted by the yachtsman’s family on Thursday 10 July 2014. The missing man last used his bank cards in Germany

on 3 July.

On the 4 July he telephoned his son to inform him he was

planning his passage home on his 17ft yacht Equinox. He was last seen in

the Keil Canal, Brunsbuttel, Germany.


Humber Coastguard initiated an air search to sweep the area from Scarborough to the Median line and from Germany, Heligoland to the Median line.

A general alert was put out to the French, Belgian, Dutch Coastguards along with shipping and the Police have logged a missing person’s alert with Interpol.

Humber Coastguard

last night also appealed to the yachtsman directly to urgently make

contact and inform the Coastguard of his safety and intentions. Aircraft resumed their search this morning. 

Any vessel who believes they may have sighted the yacht to

urgently contact Humber Coastguard with information.

Picture credit: Robby Norman/MCA