Current, Resolved & Unresolved Watches

The mission of Boat Watch is to maintain a worldwide network of resources to aid mariners that are missing or overdue; have a boat stolen; or to whom urgent messages need to be relayed.

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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BOLO For Missing Sailor 32 Miles NW Marco Island

BOLO For Missing Sailor 32 Miles NW Marco Island

UPDATE: March 13,2020, USCG has advised that the search for Mr. Jim Clauson has been suspended pending further developments. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets The USCG St Petersburg, FL has asked the public's assistance in locating Mr. Jim Clauson, age 73, who evidently went overboard from his 17' sailboat sometime between the hours of 0724 hrs EDT, 09 Mar...

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U K Captain K.P. Pearson of SV “UMZUNGU” Contact Trinidad Coast Guard

U K Captain K.P. Pearson of SV “UMZUNGU” Contact Trinidad Coast Guard

UPDATE 15:30 Eastern Time 08 Mar 2020: Anne Lloyd provided the following resolution to this case: it is a British flagged yacht called UMZUNGU call sign MNYT2; MMSI 235 038 556 owned by Mr K. P. Pearson. Please see the attached photo with the UK SSR Number for the SV UMZUNGU.  It is SSR 123188. If anyone knows Mr. K. P. Pearson of the UK, please ask him to contact the T&T Coast Guard,...

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MV Poison and Captain Jewel Johnson Missing Louisiana/Texas ICW

MV Poison and Captain Jewel Johnson Missing Louisiana/Texas ICW

UPDATE: March 3, 2020 15:30 CANCEL BOAT WATCH. UPDATE 1530 hrs, 03 Mar 2020. USCG RCC New Orleans called Boatwatch.org to say as a direct result of cruisers reading about the Boatwatch, several cruisers called them giving them information to locate the missing boater and his boat. The USCG wished to thank Boatwatch.org and the boaters that called them with information ending the search.This is...

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MV ROME Overdue Panama City Florida to Ft. Myers

MV ROME Overdue Panama City Florida to Ft. Myers

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets UPDATE: 0645 hrs, 26 Feb 2020: USCG RCC Miami advised the search has been suspended for the M/V ROME. Update February 20, 2020 - U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) Miami, FL has asked for assistance in locating the MV ROME, a 52' steel motor yacht. The occupants are father and son GERALD COOK, age 81, and his...

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BOLO: SV ODYLE Overdue South Pacific

BOLO: SV ODYLE Overdue South Pacific

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets Cancel BOLO: SV ODYLE Overdue South Pacific  Be on the lookout for SV ODYLE, a Class C Tall Ship, hailing port San Francisco, with Abraham, wife Susan, two children, Saoirse and Ciam on board. They were last heard from in a blog post on October 18, 2019 from Suwarrow in the Cook Islands and Marine Traffic shore station last...

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Urgent Watch For Unknown Vessel In Distress Willmington, N. Carolina

Urgent Watch For Unknown Vessel In Distress Willmington, N. Carolina

Update- February 13, 2020 - Coast Guard suspends search. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search on Thursday after an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon alert lead responders to debris approximately 126 miles southeast off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina. Coast Guard crews from Air Station Elizabeth City, the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton and Automated...

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BOLO: SV Echo Du Large Captain Nicholas Berson Eastern Caribbean

BOLO: SV Echo Du Large Captain Nicholas Berson Eastern Caribbean

BOLO: Canceled February 6, 2020 by MRCC Fort de France for SV Echo DU Large, Captain Nicholas Berson. They are safe. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets February 1, 2020 - A BOLO has been issued by MRCC Fort de France for SV ECHO DU Large and Captain Nicholas Berson. This French flagged boats's MMSI Number is 227141260, 9.2 meters in length with a white hull...

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Cancel BOLO For SV LA Morrigane Carriacou to Martinique

Cancel BOLO For SV LA Morrigane Carriacou to Martinique

UPDATE: February 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM - Cancel BOLO - MRCC has advised SV LA MORRIGANE has safely arrived in Martinique. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets February 2, 2020 - BOLO for OVERDUE VESSEL - SV LA MORRIGANE is reported overdue on a passage from Carriacou to Martinique with four persons on board. The vessel is a French flagged racing monohull with no...

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