Charter Captain Being Investigated

The British Maritime and Coast Guard agency is investigating a French charter skipper who went “missing” for seven weeks with three paying passengers aboard before arriving in Coquimbo, Chile.

According to reports, Boguslaw Norwid, captain of the 52-foot sailboat Columbia, refused to start his auxiliary engine when winds went light in the doldrums, causing the delay, which was long enough to promt an extensive search by Chilean officials.

Norwid is also alleged to have rationed food unnecessarily and forbidden his passengers—all Canadian nationals—from radioing home to friends and family.

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