Boat of missing Dutch sailor found, but no sign of skipper.

Sadly, there was no trace of 70 year old Sietse Hagen.

A Dutch ship en-route from Savannah (United States) to Agadir (Morocco) found Sietse’s yacht on Monday 7 April, approx. 2000 kilometers from the Moroccan coast .

The crew of the ship tried to get in contact with the yacht, but there was no response. When the ship’s crew went on board the yacht, no one was present. However, the documents of Mr. Hagen where found.

According to the captain of the Dutch ship, the yacht was heavily damaged. After taking all the documents and valuables aboard, the captain decided to sink the yacht for safety.

Mr. Hagen is internationally identified as missing.

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2 Responses to Boat of missing Dutch sailor found, but no sign of skipper.

  1. I’m sorry to hear this news Henny, I know you were holding out hope of good news. I will pray for his friends and family, you all must be heartbroken. Sad day…

  2. cartersboat says:

    Condolences to Mr. Hagen’s family. It is so sad that the specifics of his situation are not likely to be known. Thank you for publicizing his situation to the sailing community.
    Greg Carter
    San Francisco

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