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.

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 Martinique. There were four...

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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 seen traveling toward Key West...

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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 North. Don was a single handed...

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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 cruisers for the update. UPDATE: ...

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SPOT Locator Device activated, Bahamas

SPOT Locator Device activated, Bahamas

The USCG Rescue Coordination Center in Miami requested assistance from Boat Watch Net (Boatwatchnet.org) in locating a vessel which activated a SPOT Locator device at approximately 0658 hrs, 17 September 2019.  The activation was from position 21 05.595 N / 071 56.670 W or approximately 60 NM East...

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