Bahamas Defense Force Recovers Highfield Dinghy

Bahamas Defense Force Recovers Highfield Dinghy

CANCEL BOLO FOR THE DINGHY We have good news. The captain of the S/V FREAK N AWESOME received correspondence from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force who advised their 11.5 foot Highfield Dinghy with a 25 HP Yamaha outboard has been recovered and is waiting for them to...
Ocean Navigator magazine features Boat Watch

Ocean Navigator magazine features Boat Watch

SSCA HF radio service teams with Caribbean Safety and Security Net, Boatwatch.org To the editor: When I was asked to join the board of directors of the SSCA in 2015, I thought to myself, “How could I combine my passions, cruising and radio communications, and serve...
BOLO For Missing Sailor 32 Miles NW Marco Island

BOLO For Missing Sailor 32 Miles NW Marco Island

UPDATE: March 13,2020, USCG has advised that the search for Mr. Jim Clauson has been suspended pending further developments. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets The USCG St Petersburg, FL has asked the public’s assistance in...

Understanding Emergency Notification Devices

By Joan Conover, s/v Growl Tiger, Morgan OI-51 Draft: 5’6” Homeport: Hampton, VA Planning to sail to the US, Europe, or the Caribbean? Before heading out, give thought to your emergency notification devices. In an offshore emergency, Emergency Position Indicating...
MV Poison and Captain Jewel Johnson Missing Louisiana/Texas ICW

MV Poison and Captain Jewel Johnson Missing Louisiana/Texas ICW

UPDATE: March 3, 2020 15:30 CANCEL BOAT WATCH. UPDATE 1530 hrs, 03 Mar 2020. USCG RCC New Orleans called Boatwatch.org to say as a direct result of cruisers reading about the Boatwatch, several cruisers called them giving them information to locate the missing boater...
MV ROME Overdue Panama City Florida to Ft. Myers

MV ROME Overdue Panama City Florida to Ft. Myers

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE: 0645 hrs, 26 Feb 2020: USCG RCC Miami advised the search has been suspended for the M/V ROME. Update February 20, 2020 – U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Miami, FL...
BOLO: SV ODYLE Overdue South Pacific

BOLO: SV ODYLE Overdue South Pacific

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets Cancel BOLO: SV ODYLE Overdue South Pacific  Be on the lookout for SV ODYLE, a Class C Tall Ship, hailing port San Francisco, with Abraham, wife Susan, two children, Saoirse and Ciam on board. They...