Weather prevents the Mexican Navy from carrying out a rescue operation.
Weather conditions are preventing the Mexican Navy from approaching the capsized ship of a U.S. citizen who was reported missing on July 21, officials told ABC News on Tuesday.
U.S. Coast Guard District 11 Petty Officer Hunter Schnabel told ABC News that the vessel was piloted by Donald Lawson of Baltimore, Maryland. He was on his way to Panama from Acapulco, Mexico on July 5.
Lawson called his partner a few days into his voyage to say he was having mechanical problems with the ship. He told his partner he would return to Acapulco, Schnabel said.
When his wife didn’t hear from him for several days, she contacted the Maryland Coast Guard on July 21, the official told ABC News.
The Mexican Navy said three ships and a “motivation aircraft” were deployed in the search and location operation. The boat was found capsized 275 miles off Acapulco. Weather conditions are hampering further search efforts.
Lawson was on the trip hoping to set a speed record on a trimaran around the world, Baltimore ABC affiliate WMR reported. The professional ship captain recently docked in Acapulco for repairs.
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