Missing men who wanted to go to Guam using inflatable boat found alive

Xiao Wei Quin and Yun Liu Red. (USCG photo)

The two missing men who traveled from Saipan to Guam using an inflatable boat have been found.

According to Coast Guard Sector Guam, its watchstanders were made aware that the two mariners, Xiao Wei Quin and Yun Liu Red, were recovered 65 miles northwest of Rota by the merchant vessel Mito.

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“There are no other updates at this time. We are currently gathering more information about the situation,” Coast Guard Sector Guam stated on its Facebook page.

The Coast Guard started searching for the two men last July 25 after their 14-foot black Kodiak skiff was reported overdue during their voyage from Saipan to Guam.

Coast Guard Sector Guam watchstanders originally received a report from CNMI Department of Public Safety notifying them that the spouse of one of the individuals had called concerned for the mariners’ well-being.

The spouse reported the mariners left Saipan for Guam on July 18 and the last text she had received from her husband stated they could see Guam.

Sector Guam watchstanders then issued an Urgent Marine Information broadcast notice to mariners and deployed assets to search the area while also coordinating with local authorities.