Boat Watch News from Around the World

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Small Boat Safety – USCG Rescues Stranded Boaters Texas

Small Boat Safety – USCG Rescues Stranded Boaters Texas

Coast Guard locates overdue boaters in Baffin Bay, Texas Editors' Note: Click on image to download . CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located two overdue boaters in Baffin Bay, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report from the Kleberg County Sheriff’s Office stating they were notified by a family member of two boaters who didn’t return...

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Catamaran “Breezer” Found At Mouth of Ipswich River, Boston MA

Catamaran “Breezer” Found At Mouth of Ipswich River, Boston MA

The Catamaran “Breezer” has been found in the marsh at the mouth of the Ipswich River. The catamaran has a California Registration of CF7715GT and is approximately 20 feet long with white pontoons. The kayaker who found the boat stated that although is weathered there is no growth. There is a canvas platform between the two pontoons. No mast or sails were visible. Report additional information...

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Cargo Ship Off Norway Towed to Port After Dramatic Rescue of Crew

Cargo Ship Off Norway Towed to Port After Dramatic Rescue of Crew

Abandoned Heavy-Lift Vessel Successfully Towed to Port   Tow arrives in port this afternoon (photo: Stig Jacobsen/Kystverket) BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 04-08-2021 04:35:19 The four-day drama of the Dutch heavy-lift vessel abandoned and drifting towards the Norwegian coast came to a quiet end as the vessel was brought safely to port this afternoon. An emergency effort late last night secured a...

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Dramatic Medical Rescue by US Navy & USCG off Bermuda

Dramatic Medical Rescue by US Navy & USCG off Bermuda

US Navy - Amphibious Transport DockLPD 24 - USS ArlingtonCoast Guard, Navy combine efforts to medevac ill mariner to Bermuda                    Editor's Note: High Resolution Photos & Video PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Navy and good Samaritan vessels combined efforts to medevac a tanker ship crewmember to Bermuda on Friday. Rescue Coordination Center Bermuda notified watchstanders at...

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USCG Rescues 2 off SV White Pearl Sixty Miles NW of Marathon, Florida

USCG Rescues 2 off SV White Pearl Sixty Miles NW of Marathon, Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a disabled sailing vessel approximately 60 miles northwest of Marathon, Sunday. Coast Guard Seventh District watchstanders received a personal locating beacon alert at approximately 2:30 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station Miami launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew who located the disabled 50-foot sailing vessel, White Pearl, and requested...

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Coast Guard Rescues 3 off the Coast of La Push, WA

Coast Guard Rescues 3 off the Coast of La Push, WA

SEATTLE — A Coast Guard Station Quillayute River boatcrew rescued three men Saturday afternoon from a sinking vessel five miles off the coast of La Push, Wash. At 2:40 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Puget Sound Command Center received an emergency request for assistance on VHF-FM radio channel-16 from a man reporting their 48-foot vessel was taking on water and beginning to sink. A Station...

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Robert “Bob” Peel Missing In the Caribbean One Year

Robert “Bob” Peel Missing In the Caribbean One Year

  Robert "Bob" Peel was a member of the  Professional Yacht Association (PYA), His friends, family and other Yacht Captains are searching for answers in his disappearance in the Caribbean one year ago. The initial Watch for Bob Peel can be found now in the Unresolved Section of the Boatwatch website...

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Vessel Adrift Off Montserrat Is Found In Mexico

Vessel Adrift Off Montserrat Is Found In Mexico

Update: March 4, 2021- The abandoned and adrift vessel named the Alliouagana Princess has been found in Mexico. The vessel broke free from her mooring in the early morning of 25 Jan 2019 on the island of Montserrat. The following photos and information are from the Port Official in Mexico: GOOD AFTERNOON I AM THE CAPTAIN OF THE PORT OF MAHAHUAL MARCELO ZENEN HERRERA PACHECO THE VESSEL...

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Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound, North Carolina

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound, North Carolina

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued four adults, Tuesday, from a capsized 50-foot catamaran near the entrance of Ossabaw Sound. The incident occurred at position 31-52.239N / 081-03.590W. An Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter launched and a rescue swimmer, with a dewatering pump, was lowered the catamaran, which was flooding at the time. The catamaran then capsized due to hull...

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U.S., Canadian Coast Guards, Royal Canadian Air Force, rescue 31 fishermen from sinking vessel off Nova Scotia

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards, Royal Canadian Air Force, rescue 31 fishermen from sinking vessel off Nova Scotia

  WHO: U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod air crews. WHAT: Air station crews will be available for interviews following an international rescue of 31 fishermen approximately 130 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday. Video of the rescue will be shared once it is available. WHEN: Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, located inside Joint Base Cape Cod,...

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Pilot off Boca Raton

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Pilot off Boca Raton

MIAMI —  Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders suspended the search for 87-year-old Brenden Spratt, Monday at 8:30 p.m., after exhausting all leads for the search.  Air Force Rescue Coordination Center personnel alerted District Seven watchstanders Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., regarding a downed aircraft, described as a Lancair 320, with at least one person aboard approximately 15...

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Victory: ‘The Queen Of The Fleet” Put On Restrictive Duty

Victory: ‘The Queen Of The Fleet” Put On Restrictive Duty

By Kenneth Lipp of the News-Times NEWPORT — For more than 60 years, one name was the best hope for large commercial vessels stranded or imperiled at sea off the central Oregon coast — Victory. The 52-foot motor lifeboat Victory came to Newport’s Station Yaquina Bay in 1956 (although it remained nameless until the 1970s). It was the first of four steel 52-foot vessels built by the U.S. Coast...

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USCG Rescues Danish Flagged SV ZOMA With 8 Persons On Board Taking On Water Off Puerto Rico

USCG Rescues Danish Flagged SV ZOMA With 8 Persons On Board Taking On Water Off Puerto Rico

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 flagged sailing vessel, and all its passengers, five Danish and three French nationals, including two...

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Sailor Rescued After 14 Hours By His Own Ship Retracing Its Course

Sailor Rescued After 14 Hours By His Own Ship Retracing Its Course

A sailor fished after 2 p.m. at sea off the Austral Island (article translated from French) Tahiti, February 17, 2021 - A sailor from the Silver Supporter ship was rescued by his own crew off the Austral Islands after spending 14 hours in the water, a press release from JRCC Papeete announced Tuesday evening. The ship from New Zealand, heading for Pitcairn, turned around to rescue its sailor....

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USCG Rescue Swimmers Rescue 60 Sea Turtles From Winter Storm Texas

USCG Rescue Swimmers Rescue 60 Sea Turtles From Winter Storm Texas

  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued 60 sea turtles that were in need of life-saving assistance after being affected by a recent winter storm near South Padre Island, Texas, Wednesday. Two aviation survival technicians, or rescue swimmers, Petty Officer 2nd Class Russell Grizzard and Petty Officer 3rd Class Will Groskritz, from Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi,...

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Two Cubans Rescued From 4 foot Row Boat Key West, Florida

MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton's crew repatriated two Cubans to Cuba, Wednesday, after stopping their sea voyage due to safety of life at sea concerns. A good Samaritan reported to Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders that two men were waving their arms in a 4-foot vessel without a motor, Saturday, at approximately 8 a.m. off Key West. A Station Key West rescue crew arrived on...

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SV Enigma Fire Bass Harbor, Langkawi, Malaysia

SV Enigma Fire Bass Harbor, Langkawi, Malaysia

Sad event in Bass Harbour, Langkawi, Malaysia today. The former Club Mediterranee, Enigma, Phocea. Fire aboard the SV Enigma. She is a sailing yacht that was built at Toulon, France, by DCAN in 1976. She is 246 feet long and can cruise at 11 knots under sail with the right weather. Like many yachts, she has undergone a number of refits, a major one having been in 2000 in Germany. She can handle...

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USCG Suspends Search For Ten Cubans Missing South Of Long Key, Florida

USCG Suspends Search For Ten Cubans Missing South Of Long Key, Florida

KEY WEST, Fla. —The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday at 6:45 p.m., for 10 people who were reported as missing approximately 8 miles south of Long Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report of an overdue rustic vessel with 10 people aboard that departed Feb. 7 from Cuba. Coast Guard crews searched an area of about 12,300 square miles, roughly double the size of...

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USCG Suspends Search For Six Missing Off Fort Pierce, One Rescued

USCG Suspends Search For Six Missing Off Fort Pierce, One Rescued

Coast Guard suspends search for 6 missing people 23 miles east of Fort Pierce MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday at 10:30 p.m., for six people who were reported as missing approximately 23 miles east of Fort Pierce. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan stating they had rescued a Jamaican national from the water while he was atop a capsized...

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USCG Fast Response Saves Three Persons and A Dog Willapa Bay, Washington

USCG Fast Response Saves Three Persons and A Dog Willapa Bay, Washington

A textbook cold water rescue. Distress call at 07:30. Helicopter on scene 0740. 0915 hrs, rescue completed and being taken ashore. Bravo Zulu USCG helicopter team and rescue swimmer! ________________________________________________________ WESTPORT, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people and one dog from a commercial fishing vessel taking on water Saturday morning off Willapa Bay....

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Cubans Shipwrecked For 33 Days

Cubans Shipwrecked For 33 Days

Shipwrecked! Two men and a woman who were stranded on a deserted island in the Bahamas for 33 DAYS after their boat capsized are finally rescued by Coast Guard and say they survived on COCONUTS. Two men and a woman have been rescued from a deserted island in the Bahamas after they were stranded for 33 days and survived on coconuts. A helicopter crew with the US Coast Guard (USCG) conducted the...

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Hit and Run Boat Collision St. John USVI

Hit and Run Boat Collision St. John USVI

  ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard marine investigators are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the operator of a suspect vessel, a white-hulled center console boat, involved in a hit and run incident the night of Jan. 24, 2021 in St. John, near the National Park Service NPS and Caneel Bay fuel dock in Cruz Harbor. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas is...

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USCG Rescues Seven Boaters After Boat Collision, Ft. Pierce, Florida

USCG Rescues Seven Boaters After Boat Collision, Ft. Pierce, Florida

Photo by: U.S. Coast Guard District 7 A 29-foot vessel collided with a 30-foot vessel, Jan. 20, 2021, 13 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida. Commercial salvage crews separated the 29-foot vessel off the stern of the 30-foot vessel, secured the flooding and safely towed both vessels to Taylor Creek. Miami — A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce crew assisted seven people after their vessels collided...

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USCG And Good Samaritan Rescue Man After Vessel Sinks 20 Miles SW Of Kitty Hawk, NC

USCG And Good Samaritan Rescue Man After Vessel Sinks 20 Miles SW Of Kitty Hawk, NC

  U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 01/18/2021 12:00 PM EST WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard response crews and a good Samaritan rescued a man from his sunken fishing vessel approximately 20 miles southwest of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Monday. The man was rescued wearing a life jacket in 46-degree water. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received the initial report from the...

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USCG & Turks & Caicos Police Rescue 159 People Off Turks and Caicos Islands

USCG & Turks & Caicos Police Rescue 159 People Off Turks and Caicos Islands

MIAMI — A deployed Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew assisted Turks and Caicos police and marine units in finding 159 people approximately 13 miles east of West Caicos Island, Turks and Caicos. While the aircrew remained on scene, TCI responders removed all the people from the sail freighter and brought them to safety. The sail freighter ran aground on a reef....

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Portland Oregon Suspects Point Laser at USCG Boat Crew – Public’s Help Requested

Portland Oregon Suspects Point Laser at USCG Boat Crew – Public’s Help Requested

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard is seeking information from the public in locating a suspect or suspects who pointed a green laser light at the cabin of a Station Portland boat crew conducting underway operations Tuesday night. Coast Guard crews from Station Portland have been struck with lasers several times in the past six months. The latest laser strike occurred around 10 p.m. and reportedly...

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SV Wahu Assisted By USCG Off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

SV Wahu Assisted By USCG Off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard terminated a recreational voyage for the disabled sailing vessel Wahu Thursday, following multiple safety violations during a post search and rescue boarding in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The sailing vessel Wahu was transiting from Florida to Barbados with two men aboard, a U.S. and an Austrian citizen, when it reportedly became disabled. Coast Guard...

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Boat Watch Gives Presentation at Isles Yacht Club

Boat Watch Gives Presentation at Isles Yacht Club

On November 12, 2020, Boat Watch was invited to the Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda, FL to describe what our organization, Boatwatch.org, does. Eddie stressed the need for cruisers to file Float Plans with friends/family. The people you choose should know your boat and understand  your travel plans. Float Plans, Situational Awareness and multiple forms of communication help Coast Guards, other...

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USCG Rescue 80 miles Off Key West, Assisted by Other Boater & Flares

USCG Rescue 80 miles Off Key West, Assisted by Other Boater & Flares

MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the 40-foot fishing vessel Santa Maria, Thursday, after the crew launched two flares signaling their distress approximately 80 miles southwest of Key West.  A nearby good Samaritan saw the flares and reported to Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders the Santa Maria crew's distress. The good Samaritan stayed within radar contact of the vessel until...

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5 Pirates Now Believed to be Stowaways On A Box Ship 36 Miles Off Cartagena, Colombia

5 Pirates Now Believed to be Stowaways On A Box Ship 36 Miles Off Cartagena, Colombia

UPDATE:January 9, 2021 Unconfirmed reports now indicate that the 5 individuals found on the Dusseldorf Express are stowaways, not pirates.   A Navsafety message was received at 1155 hrs UTC, 09 JAN 2021 from Commercial Crime Services (ICC-CCS.org) of a Motor Vessel boarded by five pirates in position 10-16N / 076-12W on 09 JAN 2021. Vessels are advised to keep clear of this position and...

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Coast Guard Rescues Three Mariners Near Anna Maria Island, Florida

Coast Guard Rescues Three Mariners Near Anna Maria Island, Florida

  A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew took three crew members off a 70-foot commercial fishing vessel taking on water and transferred them to a dock in Cortez, Florida, Jan. 8, 2021. There are no medical concerns and the Coast Guard continues to monitor the vessel for possible pollution. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy video.

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Eight Boaters Rescued In Key West From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Eight Boaters Rescued In Key West From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

U.S. Coast Guard reminds mariners of hidden boating dangers MIAMI --The Coast Guard reminds mariners to exercise caution and safe boating practices while boating with cooler temperatures on the water, as there could be hidden dangers aboard a vessel. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report Sunday from a good Samaritan stating eight people aboard a recreational vessel were...

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Oil Tanker Strimon Aids Sailing Vessel At Sea

Oil Tanker Strimon Aids Sailing Vessel At Sea

On 04 JAN 2021, Boatwatch.org received a request from a friend of a Captain and crew of SV Eriu, a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 that was on passage from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, departing December 15th 2020 for St Lucia. There are 4 onboard, 3 adults one child. They were becalmed 1400 NM from St Lucia, and running short of fuel and water. Being the Captain and vessel were from the UK,...

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UK Citizen Rescued From SV by USCG San Juan and Two Ships

UK Citizen Rescued From SV by USCG San Juan and Two Ships

The cutter Joseph Napier is a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier combined efforts with the CSCL Long Beach and the LNG tanker Gemmata to rescue a man from a disabled sailing vessel in the Caribbean Sea Thursday, approximately 114 nautical miles southeast of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Carl Michael...

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Yacht of Experienced Sailor Found off Bass Strait, Australia

Yacht of Experienced Sailor Found off Bass Strait, Australia

The empty yacht of an experienced sailor who is missing in Bass Strait has been towed to shallow waters for examination by police. A search was launched on Thursday near Deal Island off Tasmania's north after the sailor was reported overdue. He had left Eden, on the NSW south coast, on Boxing Day and was planning to arrive at Deal Island on Monday. The 18-metre yacht was found late on Thursday...

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USCG Rescues Two Off Dry Tortugas National Park

USCG Rescues Two Off Dry Tortugas National Park

MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew rescued two people Thursday after their vessel became disabled approximately 20 miles off Dry Tortugas National Park. Rescued were Patrick and Michael Cusick. The wife of one of the men called Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders reporting her husband left on a 25-foot vessel for Dry Tortugas National Park from Cudjoe Key Tuesday, were...

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USCG Assists SV Tybee III Thirty Seven Miles Off Charleston, SC

USCG Assists SV Tybee III Thirty Seven Miles Off Charleston, SC

Coast Guard assists sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a sailing vessel taking on water 37 miles southeast of Charleston, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and lowered a dewatering pump to the 42-foot sailing vessel, Tybee III, crew to keep their sailing...

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USCG Rescues 3 From Fishing Vessel Fire Near Pascagoula, Mississippi

USCG Rescues 3 From Fishing Vessel Fire Near Pascagoula, Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel on fire offshore Pascagoula, Mississippi, Thursday. All three people aboard the commercial fishing vessel Lucky Angel were returned to shore safely. One person was transported to Singing River Hospital in stable condition after being evaluated by EMS. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received a report around 10:30...

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Missing and Overdue Boaters Boatwatch.org

Missing and Overdue Boaters Boatwatch.org

                              “Cruisers Helping Cruisers” By Glenn & Eddie Tuttle Boatwatch.org is well into its second year of serving 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. An amazing group of concerned people have stepped up to help look for the...

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USCG Tows Sailboat 100 Miles Off Florida Gulf Coast

USCG Tows Sailboat 100 Miles Off Florida Gulf Coast

Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback crew conducts 100 mile tow off Florida Gulf Coast ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback crew conducted a three-day towing evolution of a disabled 45-foot sailboat with three people on board located more than 100 miles offshore of the Florida Gulf Coast Monday.   The Diamondback crew transferred the sailboat to an awaiting commercial salvage...

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USCG Rescues Two Sailors 345 Miles Off North Carolina After Garmin In Reach Alert And Message

USCG Rescues Two Sailors 345 Miles Off North Carolina After Garmin In Reach Alert And Message

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 2 from sailboat disabled in rough weather PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of two people from a sailboat disabled by weather approximately 345 miles east of Hatteras Inlet, N.C., Saturday afternoon, 05 DEC 2020. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District Command Center received notification from the International Emergency Rescue...

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Coast Guard Coordinates Rescue Of 18 Ecuadorians After Fishing Vessel Sank Off Galapagos Islands

Coast Guard Coordinates Rescue Of 18 Ecuadorians After Fishing Vessel Sank Off Galapagos Islands

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of 18 Ecuadorians after their 72-foot commercial fishing vessel sank Friday approximately 350 miles north of the Galapagos Islands.   Eleventh Coast Guard District watchstanders received an alert from an emergency position-indicating radio beacon from an unknown vessel north of the Galapagos Islands at 4:30 a.m. Friday. District...

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Coast Guard Searching for Man From Capsized Boat Cape May New Jersey

Current at 0710 hrs EST , 04 DEC 2020. CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who entered the water when a 32-foot fishing vessel capsized near Cape May, Thursday afternoon, 03 DEC 2020 Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received an alert from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon at approximately 2 p.m. Shortly afterward, a good Samaritan...

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Man Missing At Sea Found Alive – Turks & Caicos to Bahamas

Man Missing At Sea Found Alive – Turks & Caicos to Bahamas

  Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force  ·  The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is confirming that 45-year-old Claudin Noel who had been missing at sea since Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, was found in good condition on Sunday, November 15th, 2020. Noel was found floating in an inflatable raft by fishermen off Little Inagua. Commissioner of Police, Trevor Botting said....

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Coast Guard Coordinates Rescue of Three Canadian Mariners From Sailing Vessel 140 Miles off Bermuda

Coast Guard Coordinates Rescue of Three Canadian Mariners From Sailing Vessel 140 Miles off Bermuda

                                        Photo Courtesy - Stu Ahman PORTSMOUTH, Va— The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three boaters from their sailing vessel approximately 140 miles North East of Bermuda, Saturday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard's 5th District Command Center received notification from the Bermuda Rescue Coordination Center that a personal locator beacon was...

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Missing Diver Trinidad -‘Please help me find Reinaldo’ – Lost at sea

Missing Diver Trinidad -‘Please help me find Reinaldo’ – Lost at sea

From the Trinidad Express by Anna Ramdass Reinaldo Novoa with his wis wife Jasema Mungalsing A wife has made a desperate call for help in finding her husband who went missing after diving in Mayaro on Sunday. Reinaldo Novoa, a retired nurse and pharmacy representative went missing off the coast of Mayaro whilst doing an open dive at 3:45 p.m. yesterday. His wife, Jasema Mungalsingh told the...

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Finnish Cargo Ship Rescues 3 Sailors from liferaft Atlantic Ocean

Finnish Cargo Ship Rescues 3 Sailors from liferaft Atlantic Ocean

The fourth man in a crashed catamaran drowned 11/9/2020, 3:48:12 PM (Note from Facebook - According to the survivors, on their passage to the Canaries Islands they have hit something just before the TS capsized. Maybe a container. Wind was between 16 to 20 kts. She was the catamaran of Regis Guillemot, an experienced skipper (he won the Route du Rhum in 2002) and founder of Regis Guillemot...

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Missing and Overdue Boaters Boatwatch.org

Boat Watch Facebook Group Poll Includes 76 Countries Worldwide

  UPDATE 11 NOVEMBER 2020: RESULTS OF BOATWATCH.ORG GEOGRAPHICAL DIVERSITY POLL: The Boat Watch Facebook Group has grown rapidly during the last year. And the remarkable thing is the geographical diversity of our members. As a fun experiment, we asked Facebook Boat Watch members to post a one word reply as to what country they are located. Boatwatch.org. did the tally today and were very...

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Seven People Rescued In Two Separate Search and Rescue Cases Tuesday Off the Georgia Coast

Seven People Rescued In Two Separate Search and Rescue Cases Tuesday Off the Georgia Coast

SAVANNAH, Ga.− The Coast Guard rescued seven people in two separate search and rescue cases Tuesday off the Georgia coast. In the first rescue, three people were hoisted from a life raft about 60 miles east of Tybee Island by an Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and were safely transported to Charleston Executive Airport with no medical concerns.   Coast Guard Sector...

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Barge Collision With Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge Open Now

Barge Collision With Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge Open Now

UPDATE 01 NOV 2020: It was announced on the Cruiseheimers HF Radio Net Sunday Morning, the bridge has been repaired, however they are dealing with a backlog of train traffic. But the bridge is once again in operation. Great news! UPDATE: 30 OCTOBER 2020. According to cruisers in the area, this bridge did raise two times today to allow vessels to pass. However, there is no set schedule, and it's...

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Noonsite Article Re The Importance Of A Float Plan

Noonsite Article Re The Importance Of A Float Plan

Safety: The Importance Of A Float Plan The Ultimate Cruisers Planning Tool   October 30, 2020 - Noonsite.com This article by Glenn Tuttle of Boatwatch.org demonstrates the necessity of having a Float Plan filed with a friend familiar with you and your boat when on passage, who will take action if you are overdue. In this particular case, the SV BONOBO, filed a float Plan with a friend...

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Boat Catches Fire On Chesapeake Bay 5 Occupants Rescued

Boat Catches Fire On Chesapeake Bay 5 Occupants Rescued

By Jacob Baumgart, Patch Staff Oct 26, 2020 10:43 pm ET|Updated Oct 27, 2020 3:30 pm ET ANNAPOLIS, MD — Officials say a boat caught fire on the Chesapeake Bay Saturday afternoon. The nautical blaze happened between Annapolis' Horseshoe Point and Kent Island's Bloody Point, reports note. The boaters called the Anne Arundel County Fire Department around 3:30 p.m. Crews found the boat floating 1 to...

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Ocean Going Robots Known As Wave Gliders

Ocean Going Robots Known As Wave Gliders

Boatwatch.org has been alerted to several of these ocean going robots known as Wave Gliders washing up on beaches around the world. They present a very low profile on the surface, about like a surfboard, and would be very difficult to spot without a sharp lookout. At night, I hope they are well lit, and sending out an AIS signal. We have asked Boeing for additional information but have not had a...

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How To Test A VHF Radio Using Rescue 21- Sea Tow System No Longer Available

How To Test A VHF Radio Using Rescue 21- Sea Tow System No Longer Available

  Marine Safety Alert: Performing a VHF Marine Radio Check October 19, 2020 by gCaptain The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-BSX) has issued a new Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 20-20) from related to performing a VHF Marine Radio Check. The MSIB was issued in response to the discontinuation of the Sea Tow-operated Automated Radio Check System, which...

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GPS Unreliable Delaware Bay, Offshore Cape May & Cape Henlopen, Delaware

GPS Unreliable Delaware Bay, Offshore Cape May & Cape Henlopen, Delaware

THE FOLLOWING IS AN IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS OPERATING IN DELAWARE BAY AND OFFSHORE OF CAPE MAY AND CAPE HENLOPEN, DELAWARE: 140909Z OCT 20 NAVAREA IV 988/20(12). WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC. DELAWARE. 1. GPS UNRELIABLE 19 THRU 23 OCT IN AREA WITHIN 49 MILES OF 39-07-38N 075-28-05W. 2. CANCEL THIS MSG 24 OCT 20.

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PLB Helps With Rescue Of Five Off Key Largo

PLB Helps With Rescue Of Five Off Key Largo

FWC officers Billy Thompson, Paige Pestka and Ethan Coger stand alongside the five boaters rescued off the Key Largo waters on Oct. 5. CONTRIBUTED Keys Weekly   A group boating on the waters off of Key Largo were found and rescued safely after their vessel sank a few miles offshore. A 911 call came in to Florida Fish & Wildlife officers around 11 a.m. on Oct. 5 regarding a boat sinking...

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority & Malta Rescue Coordination Centre Rescue Two

Australian Maritime Safety Authority & Malta Rescue Coordination Centre Rescue Two

This account was published on Facebook from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority "September 16, 2020, we detected a distress beacon registered to an Australian yacht in the Mediterranean Sea about 160km east of Malta. We made contact with the vessel which reported being caught in severe weather and in need of assistance. We contacted the Malta Rescue Coordination Centre, who have...

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Seven People Rescued In Two Separate Search and Rescue Cases Tuesday Off the Georgia Coast

Seven People Rescued From Capsized Boat In Tampa Bay

Only two were wearing life jackets when the U.S. Coast Guard arrived A U.S. Coast Guard crew rescues seven people from Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon. [ U.S. Coast Guard Southeast ] By Kavitha Surana Published Yesterday Updated Yesterday Tampa Bay Times Seven people clinging to the side of a capsized boat in Tampa Bay were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday afternoon. The boat capsized...

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Eight Boaters Rescued In Key West From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat off Key West, Florida

MIAMI — Coast Guard crews rescued two people from their sailing vessel, Preston Point, Sunday, after they were in distress about 14 miles west of Ponce de Leon Bay off Key West, Florida, during Tropical Storm Sally. The sailing vessel Preston Point owners called Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m, Saturday, stating the vessel's engine was disabled; they were...

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SV Sweet Sea Attacked Off Peru

SV Sweet Sea Attacked Off Peru

The U.S.-flagged catamaran SWEET SEA was robbed off Talara, Peru. Robbers, who carried firearms, boarded the vessel and assaulted the crew before they escaped. The crew issued a distress alert which was received by the authorities at the port. The Coastguard was despatched and detected a boat unloading items at San Pedro beach. On seeing the authorities approach, the suspects fled the area; they...

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42 Crew and 6,000 New Zealand Cattle Missing After Ship Sinks Off Japan

42 Crew and 6,000 New Zealand Cattle Missing After Ship Sinks Off Japan

Fears 42 crew and 6,000 cattle drowned after ship sinks in typhoon off Japan A major search operation has been launched off the coast of Japan after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle and 43 crew members capsized in stormy weather. The cargo vessel sent out a distress call late on Wednesday as it was caught up in Typhoon Maysak, a storm that has been lashing Japan and the Korean peninsula....

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Seven People Rescued In Two Separate Search and Rescue Cases Tuesday Off the Georgia Coast

Coast Guard Searching For Person Near Pilottown, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water, Thursday, 03 Sep 2020, near Pilottown. Missing is Cristina Castro, 38, from Modesto, California. Castro is described as a Latino female, last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue pants and black life jacket. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening of a 34-foot catamaran...

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USCG Responds to EPIRB 46 Miles Off of Key West

USCG Responds to EPIRB 46 Miles Off of Key West

MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a 73-foot commercial fishing boat, Kayden Nicole, after it started taking on water about 46 miles northwest of Key West.   The Kayden Nicole's emergency positioning indicating radio beacon alerted Coast Guard watchstanders that the three person crew was in distress. Station Key West's 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew arrived on scene and...

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USCG & Fishing Vessel Rescue Six Boaters Off Ocean City, Maryland

USCG & Fishing Vessel Rescue Six Boaters Off Ocean City, Maryland

Photo Release: Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 from boat fire near Ocean City, Maryland Ocean City, Md. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued six mariners after their boat caught fire approximately 3 miles south of Ocean City, Thursday, 21 AUGUST 2020. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region command center received notification via VHF Ch. 16 from the...

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US Coast Guard Rescues 4 from Lake Erie After Boat Fire Near Mentor

US Coast Guard Rescues 4 from Lake Erie After Boat Fire Near Mentor

By John Deike and Rachel Vadaj | August 5, 2020 at 10:57 PM EDT - Updated August 6 at 5:43 AMMENTOR, Ohio (WOIO) - Four boaters jumped into Lake Erie after their boat caught fire Wednesday evening near Mentor at about 8 p.m. The boaters were wearing life jackets and they were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after quickly abandoning ship. They are all now safe and back on shore, but the cause of...

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USCG Rescues Four Near Venice Louisiana

USCG Rescues Four Near Venice Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four people Wednesday from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call on VHF radio channel 16 at 9:23 a.m. reporting a vessel taking on water with two adults and two minors aboard. “The fact that they were able to call in on channel 16 using their radio and...

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USCG Rescues Commercial Fisherman Off St. Petersburg, FL

USCG Rescues Commercial Fisherman Off St. Petersburg, FL

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard rescues man from capsized commercial fishing vessel near St. Petersburg   ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- The Coast Guard rescued a man, Thursday, after his 36-foot commercial fishing vessel capsized 18 miles west of St. Petersburg.  Rescued was Robert Heart, 48. Coast Guard Seventh District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert at...

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USCG Medevacs Man 30 Miles Off Masonboro Inlet, NC

USCG Medevacs Man 30 Miles Off Masonboro Inlet, NC

MASONBORO, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man who passed out aboard a 33-foot Onslow Bay pleasure craft approximately 30 miles east of Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, Thursday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received notification from personnel aboard a 33-foot Onslow Bay pleasure craft regarding a 62-year old male passenger who passed out and...

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Coast Guard Seeks Info On Sinking Of F/V Aquarius That Killed 2 Florence, Oregon Residents

Coast Guard Seeks Info On Sinking Of F/V Aquarius That Killed 2 Florence, Oregon Residents

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard made a public appeal for information on the deadly capsizing of a fishing vessel near the Siuslaw River Bar last month that claimed the lives of 2 Florence residents. Kyle and Amber Novelli owned and operated Novelli's Crab and Seafood from their small facility on the docks in Old Town Florence.The couple died when their F/V Aquarius went down June 29. A third...

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Coast Guard Good Samaritans Rescue Three Mariners From Sailboat In Pacific

Coast Guard Good Samaritans Rescue Three Mariners From Sailboat In Pacific

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and crew of the merchant vessel Mahi Mahi rescued three mariners from the disabled 50-foot trimaran "Third Try" 825 miles northeast of Oahu, Wednesday. The crew of the Mahi Mahi brought the mariners back to Honolulu Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries. A hazard to navigation notice to mariners has been issued regarding the derelict trimaran. “One of...

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USCG Rescues 5 People, Dog From Sinking 52-Foot Boat Saginaw Bay, Michigan

USCG Rescues 5 People, Dog From Sinking 52-Foot Boat Saginaw Bay, Michigan

By Cole Waterman | Cole_Waterman@mlive.com Saginaw and Bay City News ESSEXVILLE, MI — Five people and a dog were rescued by U.S. Coast Guard personnel as their boat sank in Saginaw Bay. About 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, the Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville was notified by Bay County Central Dispatch that a 52-foot Chris-Craft boat was sinking about a mile and a half northwest...

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Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Florence, Oregon

Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Florence, Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours Monday near Florence.At approximately 1:50 a.m., Coast Guard watch standers at Sector North Bend received a distress call from the captain of fishing vessel Aquarius stating all crew members were abandoning ship. The vessel had struck the south jetty in the Siuslaw River Bar and was...

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Hazard to Navigation Passage to Horta

Hazard to Navigation Passage to Horta

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets On June 27, 2020 at 12:19 PM a cruising boat on a passage to Horta observed a large obstruction with attached orange buoy observed at Latitude 38’32.721 N Longitude 031’ 41.023 W. ****** Chris Parker, Marine Weather Center, has received information from a cruising boat SV Scintilla on a passage to Horta of a large obstruction...

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USCG Rescues 10 From Sinking Boat Michigan Grand Traverse Bay

USCG Rescues 10 From Sinking Boat Michigan Grand Traverse Bay

Associated PressPublished 11:07 a.m. ET June 20, 2020 | Updated 5:48 p.m. ET June 20, 2020 The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 people from Grand Traverse Bay after their boat began sinking, plunging passengers into the chilly waters. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 10 people from northern Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay after their boat began sinking, plunging the boat's passengers...

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USCG Rescues Two People and A Cat From Sinking Houseboat Elizabeth City, North Carolina

USCG Rescues Two People and A Cat From Sinking Houseboat Elizabeth City, North Carolina

By: WSOCTV.com News Staff Updated: June 14, 2020 - 8:10 AM ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — A team with the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking houseboat near the North Carolina coast Saturday. It happened in Elizabeth City, along the Scuppernong River in Albemarle Sound. Authorities said Coast Guard watchstanders got the initial call from an area 911 call center, saying two people and...

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Navy Assists USCG With Medevac 275 miles off Ocean City, Maryland

Navy Assists USCG With Medevac 275 miles off Ocean City, Maryland

Coast Guard, Assisted by Navy, Medevacs Man 275 Miles Off Ocean City, MD From Cargo Ship "Laura Maersk"   Editors' Note: Click on this link for a better video to download high resolution version of the entire incredible Medevac   https://www.dvidshub.net/video/755136/coast-guard-assisted-navy-medevacs-man-275-miles-off-ocean-city-maryland OCEAN CITY, Md. ⁠— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a...

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Cargo Ship On Fire Jacksonville FL Firemen Injured

Cargo Ship On Fire Jacksonville FL Firemen Injured

From the Jacksonville Fire Department Earlier this afternoon Fire 1 and Command Van 1 were dispatched to the Jacksonville Port at Blount Island in Fire District 48 for a fire involving an ocean-going cargo ship. First in Fire Companies found a 600’+ long multistory drive-on drive-off car carrier with smoke showing. A fire had been reported on one of the upper floors of the vessel. The fire...

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US Coast Guard Kodiak Alaska  Medevac Fisherman 300 miles NW of St. Paul Island

US Coast Guard Kodiak Alaska Medevac Fisherman 300 miles NW of St. Paul Island

Editors' Note: Click on video to download. KODIAK, Alaska - Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130J Hercules aircraft and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews coordinated efforts to perform a long-range medevac of an injured fisherman who was approximately 300 miles northwest of St. Paul Island, Alaska, Monday.The man was safely transferred to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in St....

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Boat Watch: The Cruisers Search and Safety Network Article & Update from Boatwatch.org

Boat Watch: The Cruisers Search and Safety Network Article & Update from Boatwatch.org

Blue Water Sailing Winter 2020 Publishes Article On Boatwatch.org. A big thank you to Blue Water Sailing for the article Boat Watch: The Cruisers Search and Safety Network. The article and magazine are included below. UPDATE From Glenn & Eddie Tuttle, Owners and Managers of Boatwatch.org Boatwatch has recently been very busy on the High Frequency Radio, call sign KPK, in assisting several...

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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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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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Robert “Bob” Peel Missing In the Caribbean One Year

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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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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Dramatic Long-Range Rescue Of Two Sailors Gulf Of Mexico

Dramatic Long-Range Rescue Of Two Sailors Gulf Of Mexico

Oil Platforms Support Long-Range Rescue in Gulf of Mexico   BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 01-03-2020 01:45:00     The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two mariners from their disabled sailing vessel, Rhapsody, at a position about 250 nautical miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas on Thursday afternoon. A USCG MH-65 Dolphin helicopter used offshore oil platforms as refueling stations on the...

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Fire Kills Two Cruisers in Puerto Rico

Dario Vissepo wrote a heartfelt story regarding the fire at Marina Pescaderia Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. So sad, so sad that my heart hurts. Last night close to 7pm shortly after they left my store at the marina my friends and 3 slips up neighbors Gina & Gate Tannehill perished after somewhere in their catamaran (s/v Miss Adventure) aft exploded and caught fire. “We might be back...

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Sutwik Island Alaska USCG Searches For Five After 130 Foot Crab Vessel Sinks

Sutwik Island Alaska USCG Searches For Five After 130 Foot Crab Vessel Sinks

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Alaska Contact: 17th District Public Affairs Office: (907) 428-4181 After Hours: (907) 209-6509 17th District online newsroom Coast Guard searching for survivors after boat sinks near Sutwik Island, 5 still missing JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard crews are searching for five people in the water Wednesday after their boat sank near Sutwik Island, Alaska. Scandies Rose,...

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Yachats, Oregon USCG Rescues Vessel in 14 to 15 Steep Swells

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Astoria Office: (503) 861-6380 After Hours: (206) 510-8805 PA Detachment Astoria online newsroom Coast Guard completes 5-hr tow of fishing vessel. SEATTLE -- A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew towed a disabled 52-foot commercial fishing vessel Tuesday night across the Yaquina Bay Bar approximately 2.5 miles...

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Crew 42-foot Dismasted SV Coco Haz III rescued 656 miles West of the Hawaiian Islands

Crew 42-foot Dismasted SV Coco Haz III rescued 656 miles West of the Hawaiian Islands

Imagery Available: Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue crew of dismasted sailing vessel southwest of Hawaii   Editors' Note: Click on images to download a high-resolution version. Click here to view or download the video. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans aboard two commercial vessels located and rescued the crew of the 42-foot white dismasted sailing vessel Coco Haz III 656 miles...

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Salty Dawg Sailing Association and BASRA Partner With Boat Watch

Boatwatch.org is proud to announce two new partnerships with maritime relayed organizations that share our mission of promoting safety at sea and locating overdue and missing vessels world-wide.   The Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) has been assisting both the Bahamas Defense Force and the U.S. Coast Guard, maintaining a watchful eye on the Northern Bahamas since 1960.   Also,...

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Race Against Time – Dramatic Rescue Off Washington State

Race Against Time – Dramatic Rescue Off Washington State

Courtesy Fox News Greg Norman A U.S. Coast Guard crew was captured on video making a daring rescue during what one official described as a “race against time” to save a fisherman’s life. The footage, which was taken 50 miles off the coast of Neah Bay, Wash., on Saturday, shows a Coast Guard helicopter flying parallel to a Canadian fishing boat in choppy waters while airlifting a 19-year-old to...

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Rescue Of Four From Life Raft Mona Passage

Rescue Of Four From Life Raft Mona Passage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued four men from a life raft Sunday morning after they were forced to abandon a sinking yacht, approximately 25 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  Rescued are four U.S. citizens from Boston and Florida, in their 20’s and 30’s, who reportedly were the only persons traveling...

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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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Maritime Commercial and Passenger Safety Issues

Maritime Commercial and Passenger Safety Issues

November 21, 2019 by gCaptain By Captain George Livingston – Veteran’s Day this year got me thinking about the one military service branch I know well, the United States Coast Guard. Apparently, in mid-November, the House subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation met to discuss Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety. Recent casualties involving the dive boat Conception and last...

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Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Boat Watch Web Site

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Boat Watch Web Site

CeJay Associates, LLC November 22, 2019 CeJay Associates, LLC website spotlight is: www.boatwatch.org – a worldwide organization owned/operated by local boat cruisers, Eddie & Glenn Tuttle. Boat Watch takes it to the next level with a state-of-the-art website to track overdue and missing boats by allowing online reporting and working with other agencies, Coast Guards and the public. CeJay...

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Caribbean Safety and Security Net Partners with Boat Watch

Caribbean Safety and Security Net Partners with Boat Watch

CSSN News – November 19, 2019 – CSSN announces a new partnership CSSN is proud to announce a new (our third) partnership, with Boatwatch.org, formerly known as International Boat Watch Network (IBWN), which was established in 2001 as a public service to the maritime community. Boatwatch.org is now under the ownership and management auspices of Eddie and Glenn Tuttle. Eddie and Glenn Tuttle bring...

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Rescue of Sailor drifting Four Days St. Eustatius to Saba Bank

Rescue of Sailor drifting Four Days St. Eustatius to Saba Bank

9 NOVEMBER 2019 BY BES-REPORTER The Coastguard seen boarding the yacht which had been adrift for about 4 days, close to Saba. Photo: Coast Guard. The Bottom, Saba- Last Thursday the Rescue and Coordination Center of the Coast Guard received a notification from the St. Kitts authorities that a sailboat had drifted near Saba. The sailboat named Caribella was 32 miles south of the Saba Bank with a...

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Boat Watch News Noonsite

Boatwatch.org: A Resource and Service for all Cruiser Boatwatch.org, formerly known as International Boat Watch Network, established in 2001 as a public service to the Maritime Community, has new ownership and managers. Eddie and Glenn Tuttle of Punta Gorda, Florida accepted the responsibility in July, 2019, and have been busy with a brand new and updated website Boatwatch.org, as well as an...

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Eastern Caribbean Cruising Coconut Telegraph

Eastern Caribbean Cruising Coconut Telegraph

Single Side Band Coconut Telegraph to Resume The single side band (SSB) radio’s Coconut Telegraph will resume its cruisers’ net on November 11th. Its main objective is to share active cruiser information in real time and to be a means of communication between cruisers. It is a controlled net, and all are invited to join — no need to be a member of any sailing or cruising organization. The Net...

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Search and Rescue How To Find A Missing Boat

Search and Rescue How To Find A Missing Boat

Portrait of an Inessential Government Worker Glory isn’t part of the deal when you go to work for the federal government. “I’ve only thought about one problem in my life,” says Art Allen. “Which is how to improve Coast Guard search and rescue.” October 15, 2019, Updated on October 21, 2019 The following is adapted from a new chapter for the paperback edition of “The Fifth Risk,” which will be...

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First Iridium GMDSS Satellite Phone

First Iridium GMDSS Satellite Phone

BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 2019-06-04 03:53:19 Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) and partner Lars Thrane, today unveiled the Lars Thrane (LT) 3100S terminal designed to operate on the Iridium network for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) vessel carriage requirements, with service targeted to launch in January 2020.  This is the first terminal designed to provide truly...

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New management for emergency radio network

New management for emergency radio network

The International Boat Watch Network dedicated to sharing important safety messages over amateur radio has new management. Glenn Tuttle and his wife, Eddie, have assumed ownership of the network from Bobby Graves, who runs the Hurricane Watch Net and is active in the Maritime Mobile Service Network. The Tuttles, who live in southwest Florida, also run the Seven Seas Cruising Association’s HF...

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Boat Watch featured in Florida magazine

Boat Watch featured in Florida magazine

International Boat Watch was featured in Harbor Style magazine, a publication popular in the Punta Gorda, Charlotte County area of Southwest Florida. Eddie and Glenn Tuttle spoke about the service that Boat Watch Net and ham radio operators from around the world provide for mariners, as well as the importance of working with ocean-related responders, such as worldwide Coast Guards, marine police...

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