September 17, 2014
Argentine sailboat goes missing in Brazilian shores
Brazilian authorities continued to search for an Argentine sailboat that went missing about 180 miles east of Río Grande with four passengers on board early on Wednesday, the Brazilian Navy reported.
Renowed eye specialist Jorge Benozzi was on board of the ship along with three friends, Argentine media reported. “They called us with a satellite phone to let us know that they were sailing through a strong storm that turned the ship upside down but that they were fine,” said Benozzi’s daughter, Giovanna.
The ship went missing early on Wednesday, around 180 miles away from the shore of Porto Alegre city. Giovanna said that they managed to let her know that their telephone was out of batteries.
At that point the family notified the Brazilian Navy, and the search began. Navy ships and Air Force jets continued today its search to find the 12.5 meters-long ship that sailed from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro.