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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 From Capsized Boat In Tampa Bay

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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Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailboat off Key West, Florida

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 From Capsized Boat In Tampa Bay

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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