TEL AVIV (Feb. 1)
Israeli ships and aircraft continued searching wide areas of the Eastern Mediterranean today in the hope of finding some clue to the fate of the submarine Dakar which went missing exactly one week ago with 69 officers and crewmen aboard.
But the Israelis searched alone. The ships and planes of other nations which had helped comb the region for evidence of the Dakar, abandoned the search last night as weather conditions worsened. Naval experts have apparently given up hope of finding the Israeli undersea craft or any of her complement alive. Admiral Shlomo Harel, commander in chief of Israel’s Navy, conceded yesterday that prospects were “very dim” for finding the Dakar but said the search would continue until every possible hope was exhausted.