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Coast Guard calls off search between the Bahamas and Florida for missing boat with about 20 aboard

Coast Guard calls off search between the Bahamas and Florida for missing boat with about 20 aboard
Coast Guard air and sea crews and aircraft from Patrick Air Force Base were assisting the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association with the search.

Coast Guard calls off search between the Bahamas and Florida for missing boat with about 20 aboard A search that covered more than 17,000 square miles, over 80 hours, between the Bahamas and Florida has ended with no sign of a missing boat with an estimated 20 people aboard, the U.Coast Guard said Friday.Coast Guard said Friday.The 29-foot blue and white Mako Cubby Cabin departed Bimini on Monday bound for Lake Worth Beach, but Bahamian authorities reported it missing and sought the Coast Guard’s help.

Coast Guard air and sea crews and aircraft from Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County were assisting the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association with the search.The disappearance without a trace prompted speculation that it may be a smuggling vessel that is trying to avoid detection, but that does not matter to the Coast Guard.

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