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Cancel BOLO: Polish Sailor “SV HOBO Girl” Ft. Pierce, Florida to Bermuda

Cancel BOLO: Polish Sailor “SV HOBO Girl” Ft. Pierce, Florida to Bermuda

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE 0700 hrs, 20 May 2020 CANCEL BOLO FOR S/V HOBO GIRL - SV Hobo Girl has arrived safely in Bermuda. Go to Boatwatch.org for the complete story. _____________________________________________ UPDATE 0700 hrs, 20 May 2020 CANCEL BOLO FOR S/V HOBO GIRL Please cancel the BOLO for the S/V HOBO GIRL with solo captain Marek...

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BOLO for SV MAXIM Overdue Thailand to Maldives and Mauritius

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets Cancel A Non Emergency BOLO that was issued for SV MAXIM, a German flagged Contest 34 foot sloop and Single Handler German Captain Frank Wilters, age 58.Captain Wilters left Phuket Thailand on March 11, 2020 on a passage to Addu Atoll, Maldives and then on to Mauritius. His planned alternative route was La Reunion or...

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Stolen SV RED HOT St. Thomas USVI Found

Stolen SV RED HOT St. Thomas USVI Found

Cancel BOLO FOR STOLEN 33' SLOOP "RED HOT" FROM LINDBERGH BAY, NEAR WATER ISLAND ST THOMAS USVI. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE: Cancel BOLO For Sailing Vessel "RED HOT". USCG notified Boatwatch April 30, 2020, that a good Samaritan found the vessel under full sail on the rocks in St. Thomas....

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Two Bahamian Fishermen Missing Old Bahama Channel To Cuba

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE 2200 HRS 06 APRIL 2020: CANCEL BOLO FOR THE TWO BAHAMIAN FISHERMEN ADRIFT SINCE 26 MARCH 2020. THEY HAVE BEEN FOUND SAFE IN CUBA! Captain Chris Lloyd of BASRA advised these 2 men are reported to be in Cuba in the custody of the Cuban border guard and are in quarantine....

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BOLO SV Friendship & SV Josee Roatan/Cayman/Jamaica

BOLO SV Friendship & SV Josee Roatan/Cayman/Jamaica

Update: SV Friendship and SV Josee safely arrived in Grand Cayman on April 6, 2020. --------------------------------------------------------- Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets Update: April 6, 2020 Cayman Authorities have made contact with both boats. They are due into Cayman tomorrow. Non Emergency Boat Watch for two sail boats: S/V FRIENDSHIP - 40FT SOLARIS...

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BOLO SV Charlie Passage Namibia to Gambia

BOLO SV Charlie Passage Namibia to Gambia

UPDATE:April 5, 2020 - The Netherlands Coast Guard estimate travel at 5knots from last position know, which was 28 March which would put him in Gambia in several days depending on wind. Boatwatch has placed this case in Unresolved. A non-emergency BOLO has been issued for SV Charlie with solo Dutch captain, Gerard Westmeijer, age 65 aboard his Beneteau Oceanis 504. He departed Walvisbay, Namibia...

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Urgent BOLO for SV KALAYAAN Capt. Bob Peel, Carriacou to Puerto Rico

Urgent BOLO for SV KALAYAAN Capt. Bob Peel, Carriacou to Puerto Rico

UPDATE: April 15, 2020 Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets A BOLO has been requested for SV KALAYAAN, UK registered Sun Odyssey 54DS, Blue Hull, with Captain Bob Peel on board. He departed Tyrell Bay, Carriacou on March 18th with plans to sail north to Puerto Rico. CS:MEKZ8 and MMSI:232 019 710. SV KALAYAAN does have a life raft and is a very experienced mega...

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Cancel BOLO For SV DOUCH CANOE

Cancel BOLO Cruisers in Roatan have verified that Douch Canoe is safe in Isla Guanaja, Honduras. The message is as follows:  The boat Duche Canoe is in the Bight in Guanaja. Safe and sound. It was announced on our daily net. A boat in the Anchorage is trying to get a message to him to ring his father. Boat Watch just spoke to his father in Canada and he is most grateful to everyone for their...

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Bahamas Defense Force Recovers Highfield Dinghy

Bahamas Defense Force Recovers Highfield Dinghy

CANCEL BOLO FOR THE DINGHY We have good news. The captain of the S/V FREAK N AWESOME received correspondence from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force who advised their 11.5 foot Highfield Dinghy with a 25 HP Yamaha outboard has been recovered and is waiting for them to claim it in Nassau. The particulars of who found it and where are not known at this time, but when it went missing on 22 March from...

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Search Supended For Survivors of Small Plane Crash Emerald Isle North Carolina

Search Supended For Survivors of Small Plane Crash Emerald Isle North Carolina

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing persons associated with plane crash near Emerald Isle, North Carolina U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/24/2020 09:14 PM EDT PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday evening for two missing persons involved in a Cessna airplane crash 13 miles southeast of Bogue Inlet, North Carolina. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina...

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