Resolved Incidents

The mission of Boat Watch is to maintain a worldwide network of resources to aid mariners that are missing or overdue; have a boat stolen; or to whom urgent messages need to be relayed.

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 claim it in Nassau. The...

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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 and his boat. The USCG wished...

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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 were last heard from in a...

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BOLO: SV Echo Du Large Captain Nicholas Berson Eastern Caribbean

BOLO: SV Echo Du Large Captain Nicholas Berson Eastern Caribbean

BOLO: Canceled February 6, 2020 by MRCC Fort de France for SV Echo DU Large, Captain Nicholas Berson. They are safe. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets February 1, 2020 - A BOLO has been issued by MRCC Fort de France for SV ECHO DU Large and Captain Nicholas...

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Cancel BOLO For SV LA Morrigane Carriacou to Martinique

Cancel BOLO For SV LA Morrigane Carriacou to Martinique

UPDATE: February 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM - Cancel BOLO - MRCC has advised SV LA MORRIGANE has safely arrived in Martinique. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets February 2, 2020 - BOLO for OVERDUE VESSEL - SV LA MORRIGANE is reported overdue on a passage from Carriacou...

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Captain Rescued by Cargo Ship Boat Ashore Tanzania Africa

Captain Rescued by Cargo Ship Boat Ashore Tanzania Africa

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE - 1400 Zulu Time or 9:00 AM Eastern Time  - The boat and captain have been identified on social media as SV ARCANA and Captain Guiseppe Loreto. The Italian Captain was rescued by a Chinese cargo ship and is safe in a...

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Cancel Non-Emergency Boat Watch For SV JOY In Bahamas

The USCG Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Miami has Canceled this BOLO - The SV Joy was contacted and safe at anchor. NON-EMERGENCY BOLO FOR S/V JOY- Waderick Wells Cay, Bahamas The USCG Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Miami has asked Boatwatch.org assistance in locating the S/V JOY with JOHN...

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BOLO: SV Brendan and Captain Frank Baudet – Carriacou, Grenadines

BOLO: SV Brendan and Captain Frank Baudet – Carriacou, Grenadines

UPDATE: Jan. 22, 2020 RCC Martinique and the family of the missing sailor have requested that no further BOLO be issued for Captain Franck Baudet of SV Brendan. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets Bolo for Sailing Vessel Brendan and solo Captain Franck Baudet...

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Cancel BOLO: Bodies of Two Andros Island Fishermen Found

Cancel BOLO: Bodies of Two Andros Island Fishermen Found

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets The bodies of two missing Andros fisherman have reportedly been found in waters off a nearby cay. The men left on Christmas Day from Lowe Sound in a 25- foot Mako for Northwest Channel. ------------------------------- NASSAU,...

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BOLO: Two Fishermen Adrift Off Culebra, Puerto Rico

BOLO: Two Fishermen Adrift Off Culebra, Puerto Rico

Cancel BOLO: Two fishermen have been found. FAJARDO, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard ended the search for two overdue boaters Monday following their rescue from Culebrita Island, Puerto Rico. Samuel Osorio, 28, and another man in his 30's, were reported by the wife of Osorio to be safe after they...

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