(MANILA, Philippines) -- The U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, and Air Force have now joined the search for a missing sailboat carrying five Americans.
The crew left Guam for the Filipino island of Cebu on Jan. 6. The 38-foot catamaran was scheduled to arrive last week.
Helicopters scanned the Philippine Sea from above, while a Coast Guard ship searched waters below.
A friend of the boat's captain says he had more than 35 years of experience. The licensed captain was headed to the Philippines for a routine boat delivery.
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