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Non Emergency Boat Watch for “SV COOL CHANGE” – Brazil, Argentina & Chile

Non Emergency Boat Watch for “SV COOL CHANGE” – Brazil, Argentina & Chile

UPDATE: August 9, 2020 Cancel Bolo. The urgent message has been passed to SV Cool Change. -------------------------------- Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets  Non-Emergency  Boat Watch for the "SV COOL CHANGE"  thought to be in Brazil, Argentina, or Chile. A non-emergency Boat Watch has been reported for the SV COOL CHANGE with an urgent message for sailors...

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Cancel BOLO: SV FERNWEH on Passage Isla Mujares, Mexico to Linton Bay, Panama

Cancel BOLO: SV FERNWEH on Passage Isla Mujares, Mexico to Linton Bay, Panama

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE: 1230 HRS 03 August, 2020 Cancel Bolo for SV FERNWEH. He has been located off the Florida Keys with engine trouble. ************************************************* Emergency BOLO for SV FERNWEH on passage from Isla Mujares, Mexico to Linton Bay, Panama. The vessel is a 44 foot CSY Pilot House Ketch with aft cockpit....

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Cancel BOLO For SV Grand Filou Stolen Union Island & Recovered In Puerto Rico

Cancel BOLO For SV Grand Filou Stolen Union Island & Recovered In Puerto Rico

UPDATE 30 July 2020  2000 HRS UTC Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets Cancel BOLO: SV GRAND FILOU HAS BEEN RECOVERED IN PUERTO RICO & ONE PERSON ARRESTED due to an observant cruiser reporting the boat to Boatwatch, USCG and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), San Juan. ***************************************** Good News. At 2000 hrs UTC, Petty...

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New York, Bermuda, BVI’s  SV Tally Ho! Boat Watch

New York, Bermuda, BVI’s SV Tally Ho! Boat Watch

**********UPDATE 23 JULY 2020***************************** While speaking with USCG RCC Boston regarding a different matter, it was learned the EPIRB for the S/V TALLY HO was located. Boatwatch was not aware of that development. Here is what RCC Boston told us: On 20MAR2020 the EPIRB from the TALLY HO! alerted approximately 1200NM east of Norfolk, VA (37°14.400'N, 050°57.400'W).  RCC Boston...

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Search Called Off for SV OHANA-ULI Off Tanzania/Seychelles

Search Called Off for SV OHANA-ULI Off Tanzania/Seychelles

UPDATE July 24, 2020 From the family of Del and Craig Mc Ewan. To our dear friends and family, It is with a heavy heart that after every effort possible has been made we need to inform you that the search for Del and Craig McEwan has been called off with no recovery being made. We would like to thank you all for your prayers and support throughout this difficult times.They are now dancing with...

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Assistance Needed Re SV Della Myra and UK Citizen Joseph Shepherd

Assistance Needed Re SV Della Myra and UK Citizen Joseph Shepherd

Update: 01 August 2020 NON-EMERGENCY BOAT WATCH Vessel will arrive in Horta soon. The captain's SSB is not working now but his satellite tracker is functional. UPDATE 1130 HRS UTC 26 JULY 2020 S/V DELLA MYRA in position 39 23.14 N / 046 28.5W Destination: Azores, is experiencing engine problems and rigging problems.  Any vessel in the vicinity which may be able to assist is requested to contact...

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SV Cool Change Overdue to Bahamas

SV Cool Change Overdue to Bahamas

UPDATE 1345 hrs, 15 July 2020 CANCEL THE NON-EMERGENCY BOAT WATCH SV COOL CHANGE, 49' Hunter, overdue in Bahamas. PLEASE CANCEL THE LOOKOUT. THE VESSEL HAS BEEN LOCATED APPROACHING BIMINI AT THIS TIME. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets NON-EMERGENCY BOAT WATCH for SV COOL CHANGE, 49' Hunter, overdue in Bahamas. The US Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center,...

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One Dead, One Missing Off Bimini, Bahamas, After Boat Runs Aground

One Dead, One Missing Off Bimini, Bahamas, After Boat Runs Aground

UPDATE: July 04, 2020 Cancel Bolo USCG and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has called off the search for the one missing boater off Bimini. ************************************ BOLO: Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Royal Bahamas Police Marine Division and a United States Coast Guard are looking for one missing boater off Bimini, Bahamas after a vessel ran aground a mile and a half of South Bimini....

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BOLO: SV Breeze St. Thomas to Grenada

BOLO: SV Breeze St. Thomas to Grenada

UPDATE: July 2, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Cancel BOLO: Non Emergency & Overdue SV Breeze - St. Thomas to Grenada SV Breeze has arrived safely in Grenada, Port Louis.   SV Breeze is a navy blue hull 44 foot Morgan Sloop Center Cockpit with single handed captain Randy Chambers aboard. SV Breeze is overdue on a passage to Grenada from St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. He was part of a group of...

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BOLO Crew Member Missing Tanker Hellas Gladiator 400 Miles Off NC

BOLO Crew Member Missing Tanker Hellas Gladiator 400 Miles Off NC

UPDATE 26 June 2020: Cancel Bolo: Coast Guard suspends search for missing tanker ship crew member near Cape Hatteras, North  Carolina ************** Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets The Coast Guard is searching for a crew member of a tanker ship approximately 400 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Wednesday afternoon.  A man overboard was reported aboard the...

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