Two 30-Foot Boats Adrift Between Bahamas Vero Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center, Miami, Florida has asked Boatwatch.org assistance in locating the owner(s) of two overturned vessels located  on 20 OCT 2019 by the M/V ACE INDEPENDENCE and USCG  in position 27 54.5 N / 079 15.8 W, or approximately 60...
SV Minshara Dismasted, Adrift, Crew Rescued

SV Minshara Dismasted, Adrift, Crew Rescued

Update on S/V MINSHARA overdue between Margarita Venezuela and Martinique in the Caribbean The former owner of this vessel reported it overdue to Boatwatch.org this morning, 20 OCT 2019. The vessel departed Margarita, Venezuela on Monday, 14 OCT 2019 on a voyage to...
Stolen Catamaran Found in Cuba

Stolen Catamaran Found in Cuba

Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA)  HF Radio Service KPK is pleased to report the recovery of the catamaran SV KAISOSI which was stolen from an anchorage at Newfound Harbor in the Florida Keys at approximately 1200 hours on March 30, 2018.  The vessel was last...

Estonian Sailor Mysteriously Disappears, Honduras

Update: Tribute to Andreas Sepsaka, SV Salacia Watch the beautiful tribute to Andreas made by another sailor at the location where Andreas and his boat disappeared. In the early hours of 11 June 2019, two separate EPIRB activations were received from the S / V SALACIA...
First Iridium GMDSS Satellite Phone

First Iridium GMDSS Satellite Phone

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 2019-06-04 03:53:19 Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) and partner Lars Thrane, today unveiled the Lars Thrane (LT) 3100S terminal designed to operate on the Iridium network for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)...
Murder in Paradise on SV Windancer, Panama

Murder in Paradise on SV Windancer, Panama

In January of 2011, M/V Tothill had just returned to full-time cruising in Florida after 10 years in the Caribbean. We initially received email and Single Side Band inquiries from worried cruisers located in the San Blas Islands of Panama about our good friend Don...
SV Spirit of Marisa, South Pacific

SV Spirit of Marisa, South Pacific

UPDATE: October 14, 2019 – Good News from the South Pacific The Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Papeete has confirmed that SV MARISA is safe in Fakarava lagoon since approximately October 13, 2019. A big thank you to SV Jacaranda, Chuck and Linda and other...
Rescue At Sea, Loss and Recovery of SV Kelaerin

Rescue At Sea, Loss and Recovery of SV Kelaerin

A first-hand story of rescue at sea SV Kelaerin, 45’ Omega Jim Carey and Joy Carey 180 miles off the coast of Washington state June 17, 2018 For months, I had been imagining the end of our circumnavigation.   We would finally pass by the  Fuca Pillar, make our way...