Boat Watch News from Around the World

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.

USCG Rescue Swimmer Saves Tourist in Puerto Rico

USCG Rescue Swimmer Saves Tourist in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen crew rescues injured man from shoreline rocks at Domes Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued an injured man from the shoreline rocks and high surf at Domes Beach Wednesday afternoon in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Rescued is a U.S. citizen tourist from Wisconsin, in his early...

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USCG Rescues Two From 49 Foot Sailboat “Yellow Jacket”

USCG Rescues Two From 49 Foot Sailboat “Yellow Jacket”

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled sailing vessel near the Folly River Entrance, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the two boaters and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport with no medical concerns. At 10:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watch standers received a call from the...

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Ingleside, Texas crewmember missing

Ingleside, Texas crewmember missing

Coast Guard searching for missing crewmember near Ingleside, Texas CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing crewmember after a vessel sank in the La Quinta Channel near Ingleside, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the vessel Cristi sank approximately 100 yards north of Ingleside Point at 10:30...

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USCG Training Exercise On Patapsco River, Maryland Tonight

USCG Training Exercise On Patapsco River, Maryland Tonight

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a training exercise south of the Francis Scott Key Bridge off of Fort Howard on the Patapsco River in Maryland from approximately 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., tonight. The exercise will include helicopter operations, boat tactics and firing of simulated rounds. Boaters are urged to use caution while transitioning through the training area. Coast...

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Four Fishermen Rescued North Carolina from 88 foot Vessel

Four Fishermen Rescued North Carolina from 88 foot Vessel

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard hoisted four fishermen from an 88-foot fishing vessel in Browns Inlet, North Carolina, Monday morning. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a radio distress call at approximately 8:12 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Sea Angels. The crewmember reported that there were four people onboard and that they had run aground due to mechanical...

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Coast Guard Medevacs Hunter From Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Coast Guard Medevacs Hunter From Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Editor's note: Coast Guard stock image SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard crews medevaced an injured hunter Sunday from the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. The 45-year-old male injured his ankle while hunting. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah watch standers received an emergency call from the hunter and launched an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew. The Dolphin crew hoisted the hunter at 3 p.m....

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Two Sailors Rescued From Catamaran Off Puerto Rico

Two Sailors Rescued From Catamaran Off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews, good Samaritan rescue 1 French national, 1 U.S. citizen from sinking catamaran north of Manati, Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews and the crew of the passenger ferry Kydon combined efforts to rescue two boaters from a sinking catamaran Friday night, approximately 10 nautical miles north of Manati, Puerto Rico. Rescued are a man, French...

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Yachts’ SSB Radio Station, Cruisers’ Crime Database and Overdue Vessel Network Join Forces

Yachts’ SSB Radio Station, Cruisers’ Crime Database and Overdue Vessel Network Join Forces

This article courtesy of Caribbean Compass MagazineDec, 2019 edition The Seven Seas Cruising Association’s high-frequency radio service, KPK, has teamed with the Caribbean Safety & Security Net and Boatwatch.org to benefit all cruisers. When Glenn Tuttle was asked to join the Board of Directors of the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) in 2015, he thought, “How could I combine my...

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USCG Training Exercise On Patapsco River, Maryland Tonight

SV Star Captain rescued 170 Miles off North Carolina

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — At approximately 1538 hrs, 28 NOV 2019, The Coast Guard hoisted a man from his disabled sailing vessel, SV STAR, located approximately 170-miles east of Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, Thursday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center were notified via an electronic personal locator beacon registered to the man's sailing vessel....

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SV Distant Drummer Rescued by USCG

SV Distant Drummer Rescued by USCG

The following news article courtesy of https://www.news.uscg.mil/ MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan vessel assisted a disabled 68-foot sailing vessel more than 420 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a report at approximately 2:30 p.m., Sunday, that the 68-foot sailing vessel, Distant Drummer, with six people aboard was...

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