The CEO of Boardriders Inc. - parent of Quiksilver, DC Shoes, and Roxy - was on a morning fishing trip Tuesday when he radioed to port authorities that "thick fog" would delay his return. The area has been experiencing rough waters, but visibility is now clear. "An air and sea search operation is underway", the Landes prefecture said in a statement, adding that two helicopters and two boats were involved in the rescue operation.
Agnes served as the head of Quiksilver's France-based European headquarters before taking charge of the entire company in 2015.
Quiksilver was founded in Australia but is now part of Boardriders, a California-based apparel group. The company rebranded itself as Boardriders previous year - it incorporates sister brands Roxy and DC Shoes.
The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2015 and transferred control to USA private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management, its largest debtholder, as part of the restructuring process. The company said earlier this month that it was planning to buy Australian rival Billabong, creating a surfwear empire with 630 stores in 28 countries.
Killer whale able to mimic human speech
As she learnt to copy commands, she was trained to imitate voices of familiar ocra sounds made by her three-year-old calf Moana. And since this was just the one whale, the researchers are unsure whether there are more copy-cat killer whales in the wild.
"Creating one integrated global platform will enable the combined company to enhance its investments in product innovation and quality, digital marketing, consumer engagement, and e-commerce, which ultimately will benefit our consumers and strengthen the company and industry".
Rescue services were unable to say if the Frenchman had been alone.
The Atlantic waters in the area where Agnes went missing are very cold at this time of the year and in that particular area can be very rough even if there are not any heavy winds in the area.