New York (Mar. 11)
— The search for 13 crewmen missing from the Israeli bulk carrier Mezada was continued for a fourth day today. The Coast Guard said a decision to terminate the search last night was reconsidered after an empty life raft was spotted in the Atlantic east of Bermuda where the ship sank last Sunday morning. The search is being conducted by the Navy frigate USS Paul, assisted by Navy and Coast Guard planes. According to the Coast Guard in New York, a further extension of the search will depend on an evaluation of the results of today’s operations.