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The mission of BoatWatch.org 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.

Accident in Antiqua Kills Cruiser Ellen Tischbin SV Miclo 111

It is with deep sadness this morning that we read of this tragic accident in Antiqua killing SSCA Commodore Ellen Tischbin of S/V Miclo 111. The whole cruising sends their love and support to Ellen's husband Rob.   US tourist dies after swimming accident May 25, 2020 | Headline | Antiqua Observer US tourist dies after swimming accident Sailors blasted boat horns at 6pm last night in tribute...

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USCG Rescues 3 From Life Raft After Boat Sinks Off Cumberland Island

USCG Rescues 3 From Life Raft After Boat Sinks Off Cumberland Island

  CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel sank 18-miles east of Cumberland Island, Georgia. The boaters' use of a VHF radio and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) led to a rapid rescue. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a radio distress call at 8:18 a.m. from the crew of the 54-foot vessel "Bacchus"...

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USCG Rescues Three People & Dog From Liferaft off Apalachicola, Florida

USCG Rescues Three People & Dog From Liferaft off Apalachicola, Florida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people and a dog from a capsized fishing vessel offshore Apalachicola, Florida, Thursday.All passengers aboard, including the dog, were rescued and no injuries were reported. Click on the image to see the Video of the rescue Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 11 a.m. that the 64-foot fishing vessel Pete's...

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SSCA TRANSATLANTIC CRUISERS NET WILL RESUME OPERATION MAY 4, 2020

SSCA TRANSATLANTIC CRUISERS NET WILL RESUME OPERATION MAY 4, 2020

SSCA TRANSATLANTIC CRUISERS NET WILL RESUME OPERATION 04 MAY 2020 Commencing 04 May at 2100 hrs. UTC or 1700 hrs. Eastern Time, four U.S. based FCC Coastal Maritime Stations will resume operation of the SSCA Trans-Atlantic Cruisers Net.   As last year, which we found to work out very well, we start the net in concert with the long-standing Doo Dah Net, hosted by Dick Giddings, call sign...

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Ocean Going Vessels Should Have Multiple Sources of Communication Aboard

Boatwatch.org have been assisting with the search for Bob Peel and his boat since mid-March in the Eastern Caribbean. Could this case have had a happy ending if the captain had been able to establish voice contact with a search and rescue agency in addition to the activation of his EPIRB? Last Update - April 17, 2020 Reprinted from Noonsite.com News Item Content Report from Boatwatch.org A BOLO...

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Sailor on SV Serena Rescued 200 miles off Jersey Shore

Sailor on SV Serena Rescued 200 miles off Jersey Shore

CAPE MAY - The Coast Guard made a dramatic rescue at sea on Friday night after a man, alone aboard his sailboat in heavy seas, began to see his vessel take on water after an electrical fire damaged its communications system. The series of events took place about 200 miles southeast of Cape May, according to a prepared statement on Saturday from the Coast Guard. Watch officers on duty at Coast...

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Veteran Sailor Lost At Sea

Veteran Sailor Lost At Sea

From the Royal Gazette of Bermuda Owain Johnston-Barnes Published Apr 8, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated Apr 8, 2020 at 7:37 am) A veteran sailor with close ties to Bermuda is missing in the Caribbean. Bob Peel, the former captain of the Boadicea, the superyacht owned by Reg Grundy, the late Australian media mogul and former Bermuda resident, set out from Carriacou Island, Grenada, on March 18 or 19....

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Search for missing Scottish sailor Bob Peel who has not been heard from for almost two weeks

Search for missing Scottish sailor Bob Peel who has not been heard from for almost two weeks

  Bob Peel's yacht stopped transmitting a distress call on March 24. Credit: Handout Article by ITV News Producer Natalie Wright A search is underway for a sailor who has not been heard from in almost two weeks. Robert Peel, who is from Edinburgh, issued a distress call on March 19 from his 54 foot yacht after leaving Tyrell bay in Carriacou, Grenada. The emergency signal stopped transmitting on...

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Ocean Navigator magazine features BoatWatch.org

Ocean Navigator magazine features BoatWatch.org

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 asked myself, “How can I combine my passions, cruising and radio communications, and serve SSCA?” I realized that perhaps I could make useful contributions to the organization and the cruising community by promoting the use of...

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4 Fishermen Rescued Shackelford Banks, NC

4 Fishermen Rescued Shackelford Banks, NC

Coast Guard hoists 4 fishermen after vessel runs aground near Shackelford Banks, North Carolina   Editors' Note: Click on images to download high resolution version. WILMINGTON, N.C.- The Coast Guard rescued four men after their 78-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Shackelford Banks, North Carolina, Friday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center received a...

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