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SV Watoosh Assisted by USCG San Juan

SV Watoosh Assisted by USCG San Juan

On December 7, 2022, USCG Cutter Doyle assisted SV Watoosh with diesel fuel and is escorting the SV to Salinas, Puerto Rico. SV Watoosh with Lonnie and Rita aboard was on passage from Curacao to Puerto Rico. They left Curacao on December 1, 2022. They are OK at this time. USCG appreciates the response and assistance from the cruising community. The Ship "Sider Colombia" also assisted. The...

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SV Watoosh Assisted by USCG San Juan

SV “Anywhere” Assisted by USCG North of Puerto Rico

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets UPDATE Nov. 26, 2022 at 8PM: USCG Cutter DOYLE arrived on scene with SV ANYWHERE and provided diesel. They will escort until vessel is within VHF range with Sector San Juan.  SV "Anywhere", a 40 foot sailing vessel with a solo sailor, has shredded sails and is low on fuel.  Last known position at 6:30 AM is 23 degrees 37 N and...

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SV Pirouette Arrived St. Martin from Halifax

SV Pirouette Arrived St. Martin from Halifax

UPDATE November 24, 2022: Cancel Bolo For SV Pirouette Captain Roy Sugden has arrived safely in St. Martin.Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets A Overdue Bolo has been issued for SV Pirouette on passage from Halifax,Nova Scotia to St. Martin. Solo Canadian Captain Roy Sugden, age 74, left on October 23, 2022. He intended to travel east of Bermuda. The captain is...

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BOLO for Stolen SV KE ‘OLA KAI Colombia

BOLO for Stolen SV KE ‘OLA KAI Colombia

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets Boat Watch has received a report that stolen SV KE 'OLA KAI was seen leaving Cartagena, Colombia November 19, 2022 and is possibly in the Rosario Islands. The boat is a 2000, 46 foot Moody, US documented, navy blue hull with a distinctive custom arch for solar panels. The name of the boat has been removed and is flying a pirate...

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Golden Globe Race Captain Rescued

Golden Globe Race Captain Rescued

UPDATE from Boatwatch members: "UPDATE from Boatwatch members: The rescuing boat is Minnehaha, sailed solo by skipper Kirsten Neuschäfer. Kirsten put her race on hold, diverted and rescued him, and then handed him over to the ship."Yachting Monthly Tapio Lehtinen is safely onboard the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier Darya Gayatri  and is on his way to Singapore. The Golden Globe Race skipper, who...

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SV Bermudes Overdue French Guiana to Trinidad and Tobago

SV Bermudes Overdue French Guiana to Trinidad and Tobago

SV Bermudes is safe and on the way slowly to Trinidad On Nov. 1, 2022, SSCA Cruising Station Host Jesse James advised that MRCC Fort de France and Trinidad Coast Guard advised all is well with SV Bermudes. The boat is in contact with Peakes Marina in Trinidad and is moving slowly. Bolo canceled.Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets BOLO for SV Bermudes overdue from...

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BOLO for Two Boaters Missing From Key West

BOLO for Two Boaters Missing From Key West

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets Please be on the lookout for a 32 foot, light blue, Carver Power boat with two persons and a dog aboard that have been missing from Key West since Tuesday September 27 as Hurricane Ian passed. Missing are Omar Millet Torres and Betsy Morales. USCG Key West advised the drift was confused due to Hurricane Ian. There was a drift...

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Sailor Missing On Passage From Massachusetts to Florida

Sailor Missing On Passage From Massachusetts to Florida

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets Solo sailor Matthew Dennis, 22 years old, is missing on a 28 foot, 1976 Pearson, white hull, sailboat named "Sail Away". The sails have a navy blue trim. He left from Salem, Massachusetts on September 22, 2022 on a passage to Florida. He possibly anchored at the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal for several days. His last known...

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SV “Dhokus 11” Canary Islands to Trinidad Found Drifting Off Aruba

SV “Dhokus 11” Canary Islands to Trinidad Found Drifting Off Aruba

UPDATE Nov. 5, 2022 JRCC Curacao advised Boat Watch SV Dhokus 11 was found drifting off Curacao and Aruba on Nov. 4, 2022. Swedish sailor was in distress and requested assistance. Many thanks to JRCC Curacao for providing assistance and towing this sailor to safety. Sailor Magnus Reslow left Las Palmas, Canary Islands and enroute to Trinidad. He did get near Trinidad but could not make landfall....

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Pilot Boat Overdue Dominica to St. Martin

Pilot Boat Overdue Dominica to St. Martin

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets UPDATED September 13, 2022 BOLO for an overdue former Pilot Boat M/V PILOTINE, Blue hull, two persons on board, overdue between Dominica and St. Martin. UPDATED INFO : MRCC Fort de France advised Boat Watch, M/V left Dominica on September 3, 2022, in the evening and was due in St. Martin September 4, 2022.  Relatives received a...

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