The French Transportation Ministry told the Sipa news agency today that the group disappeared yesterday while between the islands of Martinique and Dominica.
Sebastien Roux of the Antilles-Guyane rescue service says the group left in a motorboat yesterday for a music festival in Dominica and were supposed to return today.
Roux says "people close to them grew worried when they didn't show up." An airplane and helicopter have joined the search, but Roux says it is also possible the group took shelter in a port.
Sandy was blamed for 65 deaths in the Caribbean before it began travelling northward.
Paris: Officials say at least six French citizens boating in the Caribbean are missing after they disappeared during Hurricane Sandy's storm swell.
First Published: Monday, October 29, 2012, 21:04