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British navy finds missing couple's empty yacht

LONDON (AP) -- The British navy has found an empty yacht belonging to a British couple feared kidnapped by Somali pirates.

The Defense Ministry said Thursday the navy located the vessel belonging to Paul and Rachel Chandler floating in international waters overnight.

International naval forces have been hunting for the couple for days. The Chandlers were heading to Tanzania in their yacht, the Lynn Rival, when a distress signal was sent early Friday, according to the U.K. Maritime and Coast Guard Agency.

A Defense Ministry spokesman said the couple may have been transferred to another vessel by the pirates.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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