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.

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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John K. Fulweiler, Esq. – New Sponsor for Boat Watch

John K. Fulweiler, Esq. – New Sponsor for Boat Watch

Thank you and welcome to John K. Fulweiler, Esq., a sailor, author and maritime lawyer in Newport, Rhode Island and now a sponsor for Boatwatch.org. John possesses a deep appreciation for coastal waters, oceans and the adventures that unfold when plying either. A licensed captain who worked in the commercial marine sector before going to law school, John has practiced maritime law for the last...

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USCG Search For Three Crew In Collision Mississippi River

USCG Search For Three Crew In Collision Mississippi River

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to towing vessel collision on the Mississippi River   NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to a report of two towing vessels that collided on the Mississippi River at mile marker 123, near Luling, Louisiana, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 5:37 a.m. that the towing vessel RC...

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Fisherman Rescued by USCG and US Military Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue adrift mariner off Federated States of Micronesia   SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Federated States of Micronesia Police rescued an adrift mariner off the Lukunor Atoll in the Mortlock Islands of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday.“Our good working relationship with our partners in the region was vital during this case,” said...

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USCG Rescues 3 From Life Raft Dauphin Island Alabama

USCG Rescues 3 From Life Raft Dauphin Island Alabama

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people who went into the water after their vessel caught fire near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 5:55 p.m. of three people aboard a 36-foot sport fisher that caught fire in Dauphin Island Bay approximately a half a mile north of Dauphin Island. Sector watchstanders directed the...

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Wind and Seas Sink Ship Off Coast of Colon Panama

Wind and Seas Sink Ship Off Coast of Colon Panama

District of Santa Isabel on the Costa Arriba of Colon After several hours of being stranded on the beach reef in the community of Viento Frio, the Lakota ship sunk sunk this Monday in this sector of the district of Santa Isabel on the Costa Arriba of Colon. It was known that the boat dragged its anchor before the force of the high winds and waves, when it was undergoing maintenance and luckily...

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USCG Rescues 3 From Tugboat Gulf Man Andros Island Bahamas

USCG Rescues 3 From Tugboat Gulf Man Andros Island Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking tugboat 6 miles northeast of Andros Island ANDROS ISLAND, Bahamas — The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from the sinking 62-foot tugboat, Gulf Man, Thursday approximately 6 miles northeast of Andros Island. Rescued were Noel Maycock, 66, Seth Daughtery, 32, and James Orr, 51. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on...

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Cruising Club Of America – Boat Watch Gets A Make-Over

Cruising Club Of America – Boat Watch Gets A Make-Over

Boatwatch is an organization that serves as a conduit between the family and friends of overdue and missing boaters and the many governmental agencies responsible for Search and Rescue Operations throughout the world CCA Members Eddie and Glenn Tuttle (Florida) took over responsibility for the International Boat Watch Network earlier this year and have given it a facelift with a new website...

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Sailor Rescued Near Long Beach Washington

Sailor Rescued Near Long Beach Washington

Coast Guard rescues man from disabled sailing vessel near Long Beach, Wash. Long Beach, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his sailing vessel became disabled dangerously close to the surf near Peacock Spit Friday, 03 JAN 2020, about one mile from the shore near Cape Disappointment. The man contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment by cell phone at approximately...

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130 foot Crabbing Vessel Sinks Off Alaska Two Rescued

130 foot Crabbing Vessel Sinks Off Alaska Two Rescued

Coast Guard Releases Names Of F/V Scandies Rose Survivors And Crew Members Still Missing   After deciding to suspend its search for five people feared dead after their 130-foot crabbing boat sank on New Year's Eve off the Alaska Peninsula, the U.S. Coast Guard has released the names of the crew members of the F/V Scandies Rose. Rescuers found two survivors in a life boat within hours of the...

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