Unresolved Marine Incidents

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USCG Suspends Search for Diver Off Mayport/Jacksonville, Florida

USCG Suspends Search for Diver Off Mayport/Jacksonville, Florida

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend search for missing diver off Mayport JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard has suspended the search, Tuesday, for Timothy Obi, a 37-year-old male diver who went missing Saturday approximately 46 miles east of Mayport.  Diving equipment matching the description of...

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BOLO for F/V Flipper Missing From Bonaire, ABC’s

BOLO for F/V Flipper Missing From Bonaire, ABC’s

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets  A BOLO has been issued for F/V Flipper missing from Bonaire as of July 6, 2021.It is approximately 16 feet with a 25 HP outboard. The interior of the vessel looks to be white, while the exterior hull is blue. Report all...

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Search for Missing Boater near Culebra, Puerto Rico Suspended

Search for Missing Boater near Culebra, Puerto Rico Suspended

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in the water near Culebra, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing male boater Wednesday night near the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico. “Suspending a search is never easy, our thoughts and prayers are...

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3 Jamaican Sailors Missing on 28 foot S/V “God Alone”

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets Three Jamaican Sailors Missing on 28 Foot Sailboat BOLO for S/V “God Alone” with Captain Keron Powell, 43 years of age and two unknown mates. They left Port Antonio point June 6, 2021 to go fishing and have not been heard from...

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Fishing Vessel Eden Missing From Antiqua, Last Seen off Barbuda

Fishing Vessel Eden Missing From Antiqua, Last Seen off Barbuda

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets A Bolo has been issued for F/V Eden which left Antigua, Eastern Caribbean on Thursday June 24, 2021 at around noon with two men on board. They last had signals to their phones north of Barbuda. The 25 foot pirogue is light blue...

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Experience Sailor, Britt Taylor Lost Overboard At Sea

Experience Sailor, Britt Taylor Lost Overboard At Sea

Britt Taylor, 52, is believed to have fallen overboard 170 miles east of the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Dick Enerson. Chesapeake Bay Magazine by Meg Walburn Viviano BAY BULLETIN  SEARCH CALLED OFF FOR WOMAN LOST AT SEA SAILING TO ANNAPOLIS June 7, 2021 The Coast Guard has suspended its search for...

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BOLO for Overdue Boat on passage Key West, Fl to Guanaja, Honduras

BOLO for Overdue Boat on passage Key West, Fl to Guanaja, Honduras

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets Emergency BOLO for Overdue Boat on passage Key West, Fl to Guanaja, Honduras BOLO for two persons on board M/V Cats Paw on passage from Key West Florida to Guanaja, Honduras. Cat's Paw is described as 30 foot Rampage Sport Fish,...

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SV “Good Luck” Grounded On East Coast Of Montserrat

SV “Good Luck” Grounded On East Coast Of Montserrat

CROSS Antilles Guyane / MRCC Fort-de-France The S/V "GOOD LUCK" is grounded on the east coast of Montserrat. Nobody on board. We don't know what happened. Bermuda or UK flag boat, 60ft, we do not know the current owner and are looking for information about this vessel (owner's name, last calls,...

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Search Suspended for 8 Crew Still Missing From Seacor Power lift boat

Search Suspended for 8 Crew Still Missing From Seacor Power lift boat

UPDATE: April 19, 2021 Re Louisiana Rescue Operation: Coast Guard is suspending search for remaining 8 Seacor Power crewmembers NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is suspending its search Monday for the remaining missing Seacor Power lift boat crewmembers 8 miles south of Port Fourchon. Eight crew...

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BOLO: Power Boat Stolen From Grand Cay Abaco, Bahamas

BOLO: Power Boat Stolen From Grand Cay Abaco, Bahamas

Non Emergency BOLO for Boat Stolen In Grand Cay Bahamas A 23 foot Parker power boat was stolen March 30, 2021 from Grand Cay, Abaco in the Bahamas. Report all sightings to the Royal Bahamas Police Force or your nearest Coast Guard. The owner Russell Mc Garrett can be contacted at (242-817-0209).

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BOLO: Two Bahamians Missing in Skiff Off Long Island, Bahamas

BOLO: Two Bahamians Missing in Skiff Off Long Island, Bahamas

Update February 23, 2021 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.The Zoma, a 46-foot Danish...

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Fishing Vessel Adrift Off Dominica

Fishing Vessel Adrift Off Dominica

Update February 23, 2021 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.The Zoma, a 46-foot Danish...

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SV Barnacle Adrift, 3 Rescued by Cargo Ship, Mexico, Cuba

SV Barnacle Adrift, 3 Rescued by Cargo Ship, Mexico, Cuba

Update February 23, 2021 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.The Zoma, a 46-foot Danish...

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One Person Onboard 4 Meter Boat Overdue Salisbury Dominica

One Person Onboard 4 Meter Boat Overdue Salisbury Dominica

Update February 23, 2021 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.The Zoma, a 46-foot Danish...

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BOLO: For Two Persons Aboard Small Boat Off Jeremie, Haiti

BOLO: For Two Persons Aboard Small Boat Off Jeremie, Haiti

Update February 23, 2021 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico.The Zoma, a 46-foot Danish...

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SV Rebecca Souimanga Adrift And Desmasted

SV Rebecca Souimanga Adrift And Desmasted

UPDATE: January 22, 2021: The owner of this sailing vessel advises that the cargo ship that rescued him was the Harvest Frost. The sailor expresses his gratitude to the ship and all involved in the rescue. The SV is a Belgium flagged boat....

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Man Overboard From MV Baltic Klipper 1,200 Miles NE of Bermuda

Man Overboard From MV Baltic Klipper 1,200 Miles NE of Bermuda

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets BOLO:January 8, 2021, at 9 PM, USCG RCC Norfolk confirmed that a man was overboard from the container ship, MV Baltic Klipper at 35-44N 041-30W. This is 1,200 miles NE of Bermuda. Lookout, assist if possible. The USCG is...

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BOLO: Colombian Coast Guard Conducting Rescue Near Sapzurro

BOLO: Colombian Coast Guard Conducting Rescue Near Sapzurro

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets BOLO ISSUED AT 0134 HRS UTC, 5 JAN 2021 Search and rescue operations in progress by the Colombian Coast Guard. Five persons missing in vicinity of 08-35.76N 077-17.10W. This position is  6 NM SE OF SAPZURRO, COLOMBIA on the...

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10 Meter SV Adrift and Disables Off Montserrat, Eastern Caribbean

10 Meter SV Adrift and Disables Off Montserrat, Eastern Caribbean

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets BOLO: UPDATE January 10, 2021-  The adrift 30 foot Sailing Vessel spotted previously, 12 NM WSW of Montserrat in the Eastern Caribbean has been spotted again at: 16-11.12N and 065-24.25W. The vessel is 10 meters in length with a...

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BOLO: Man Overboard West Indian Ocean, Madagascar

BOLO: Man Overboard West Indian Ocean, Madagascar

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets BOLO for man overboard from Vessel Egret Oasis in the vicinity of trackline joining 25-44S 048-26E, 25-50S 048-14E in the West Indian Ocean, Madagascar. Vessels in the vicinity are requested to keep a sharp lookout, assist if...

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JRCC Australia Looking For Man Overboard From HWA Hung

JRCC Australia Looking For Man Overboard From HWA Hung

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets 0615 Hrs 11 DEC 2020: JRCC Australia is reporting a man overboard from the vessel HWA HUNG in position 10-04S / 081-35E. All vessels in the vicinity are requested to keep a sharp lookout, assist if possible, and report any...

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BOLO: Man Overboard FV Sea Goddess Hawaii

BOLO: Man Overboard FV Sea Goddess Hawaii

UPDATE 11 DEC 2020: HONOLULU — The Coast Guard has suspended the active search for the missing mariner who fell overboard approximately 150-miles southeast of Big Island, Friday evening. The mariner, a Republic of Kiribati native, remains missing. “Our crews and partners worked diligently, but...

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BOLO: Sailor Travis Gates Missing Guatamala, Honduras, Belize

BOLO: Sailor Travis Gates Missing Guatamala, Honduras, Belize

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets BOLO (Be On Lookout): Travis Gates, white male, age 45 is missing from his sailing vessel "Avenir" on a passage from El Golfete, also known as Texan Bay on the Rio Dulce River, Guatemala to Placencia, Belize on Monday November...

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Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Fishermen Off Massachusetts

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Fishermen Off Massachusetts

UPDATE:0618 HRS EST 24 NOV 2020: BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for four missing fishermen off the coast of Massachusetts, 5:22 p.m., Tuesday. “The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one. Our crews conducted searches continuously for over 38 hours covering an area...

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BOLO For Missing Fisherman Off Montauk, New York

UPDATE 1532 HRS 08 NOV 2020: Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman off Montauk, N.Y. NEW YORK — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday afternoon for a missing fisherman who went overboard 16 nautical miles south of Montauk Point, New York, Saturday....

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BOLO For Scarab LOS ALBERTOS With 5 Persons Off Colon, Panama

BOLO For Scarab LOS ALBERTOS With 5 Persons Off Colon, Panama

BROADCAST VERSION FOR MARITIME MOBILE SERVICE NETWORK AND OTHER RADIO NETS BOLO for a 33 foot wellcraft Scarab with the name of "LOS ALBERTOS" with five (5) persons on board (POB) 25 miles W/NW of Colon, Panama. The vessel was last seen on 10 October 2020 near Volcan Reef in position 9 32.131 N /...

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New York, Bermuda, BVI’s  SV Tally Ho! Boat Watch

New York, Bermuda, BVI’s SV Tally Ho! Boat Watch

**********UPDATE 23 JULY 2020***************************** While speaking with USCG RCC Boston regarding a different matter, it was learned the EPIRB for the S/V TALLY HO was located. Boatwatch was not aware of that development. Here is what RCC Boston told us: On 20MAR2020 the EPIRB from the...

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Search Called Off for SV OHANA-ULI Off Tanzania/Seychelles

Search Called Off for SV OHANA-ULI Off Tanzania/Seychelles

UPDATE July 24, 2020 From the family of Del and Craig Mc Ewan. To our dear friends and family, It is with a heavy heart that after every effort possible has been made we need to inform you that the search for Del and Craig McEwan has been called off with no recovery being made. We would like to...

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BOLO Crew Member Missing Tanker Hellas Gladiator 400 Miles Off NC

BOLO Crew Member Missing Tanker Hellas Gladiator 400 Miles Off NC

UPDATE 26 June 2020: Cancel Bolo: Coast Guard suspends search for missing tanker ship crew member near Cape Hatteras, North  Carolina ************** Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets The Coast Guard is searching for a crew member of a tanker ship approximately...

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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 locating Mr. Jim Clauson, age 73, who...

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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 has asked for assistance in locating...

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Urgent Watch For Unknown Vessel In Distress Willmington, N. Carolina

Urgent Watch For Unknown Vessel In Distress Willmington, N. Carolina

Update- February 13, 2020 - Coast Guard suspends search. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search on Thursday after an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon alert lead responders to debris approximately 126 miles southeast off the coast of Wilmington, North...

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Four Missing At Sea Bahamas to Jamaica

Four Missing At Sea Bahamas to Jamaica

The M/V Fatal Attraction and Crew of Four Missing For Three Years Between Bahamas and Jamaica The family of four missing men, three from Jamaica, and one from the Bahamas has asked Boatwatch.org to list them as missing since 06 Jan 2017. We know it's been a long time, but listing them...

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Missing Crew Off Tanker “Star Aquila” Dauphin, Alabama

Missing Crew Off Tanker “Star Aquila” Dauphin, Alabama

BOLO Cancelled.  Coast Guard searching for missing person near Dauphin Island, AL NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for one person who went missing aboard the vessel Star Aquila, Thursday, approximately 12 nautical miles south of Dauphin Island, Alabama. Watchstanders at Coast Guard...

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SV AVRIO Found Off Jamaica

SV AVRIO Found Off Jamaica

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE: This BROADCAST VERSION IS VALID 29 JAN 2020 The SV Avrio was initially sighted by the US coast guard on 27 January at 01:27 local time (06:27 UK) 71 nautical miles from Ocho Rios which is in on the north coast Jamaica....

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SV Simba Found on Reef in the Red Sea

SV Simba Found on Reef in the Red Sea

Update: January 7, 2020 Out of respect, and at the specific request of the family, Boatwatch.org has not been providing additional information on the website. If anyone has pertinent information, or may be able to help or assist the family in any way, please contact Boat Watch at...

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Search For Missing Fishermen off Puerto Rico

Search For Missing Fishermen off Puerto Rico

Update: USCG discontinues search. Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off “Caza y Pesca” Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Tuesday for a missing fisherman in waters off “Caza y Pesca” Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico....

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Bayliner H.M.S. Me II Missing N.Carolina to Norfolk

Update: Active USCG Search Cancelled USCG CANCELS SEARCH FOR M/V H.M.S. Me II Valid 25 NOV 2019 PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 50-year-old man who was reported missing while transiting from New York to Florida aboard his 35-foot recreational vessel, Monday....

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Sailboat Iona, Peter Rang, Missing Bermuda to Azores

Sailboat Iona, Peter Rang, Missing Bermuda to Azores

UPDATE: New information confirms that there is a  second person on board, Tom Cleeren, from Belgium. Also, RCC Bermuda confirms a departure date of September 6, 2019. RCC Azores has no record of the IONA arriving. SV IONA, a Hunter Legend 37.5, with experienced single-hander sailor Peter Rang and...

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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 NM East of Vero Beach, FL, and...

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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 with only sailor ANDREAS...

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SV Blue Highways, 44’ Beneteau Oceanis missing, presumed stolen

SV Blue Highways, 44’ Beneteau Oceanis missing, presumed stolen

The S/V BLUE HIGHWAYS is a 44’ Beneteau Oceanis which was missing and presumed stolen from a private mooring located in Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI.  The vessel was last seen on the mooring buoy on April 6, 2019 and missing on April 7, 2019. This boat is not to be confused with the S/V BLUE...

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Loss of Firefighters off Cape Canaveral, FL

Loss of Firefighters off Cape Canaveral, FL

Update: Family, Community Honor Life of Missing Jacksonville Firefighter Read the article at https://www.news4jax.com/news/celebration-of-life-this-morning-for-missing-firefighter Update: "That was a very devastating time": Wife of missing Jacksonville firefighter opens up about husband and search...

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SV Trinavis Missing, Caribbean

SV Trinavis Missing, Caribbean

July 2019, Friends of Rocco Acocella advised SSCA KPK radio service that he was overdue on a passage between St. Maarten and Barranquilla, Colombia. He left St. Maarten on June 17th, on his 8-meter trimaran, a Telstar MK II and intended to arrive in Barranquilla on June 28 or 29. His intention was...

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