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BOLO for SV One Love Cuba to Cancun Mexico

BOLO for SV One Love Cuba to Cancun Mexico

UPDATE and Great News - The boat and the two sailors are OK and found at Isla Holbox, Mexico, and island north of the Yucatan. They encountered many problems both with the boat, the currents and health matters. They and their many friends and family are already looking into more layers of safety, such as a Garmin In Reach, an EPIRB, a new PLB registered to the captain and inflatable water...

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Bolo for SV Pirouette St. Maartin to Nova Scotia

Bolo for SV Pirouette St. Maartin to Nova Scotia

UPDATE: He has arrived safely! This is from the friend who notified Boat Watch: Mr Roy Sugden on S/V Pirouette arrived safely last night in Halifax Nova Scotia.  I talked to him a few minutes ago.  He is fine.  Weather conditions. No wind or too much wind. Typically takes 12 days.  This was 22 days. It's the first time in 45 years I have had to call in a overdue vessel.   The Boat Watch program...

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SV Kyklades Virginia to Azores Found Safe

SV Kyklades Virginia to Azores Found Safe

UPDATE/FINAL: Overdue boaters have been located safely approximately 80 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The two boaters who were reported overdue after failing to return to Hampton have been located safely Friday approximately 80 miles east of Chincoteague. The overdue boaters, Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, contacted watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Virginia...

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SV Corsair Stolen Olympia Washington

SV Corsair Stolen Olympia Washington

Be On the Lookout for a stolen SV Corsair Boat Watch has received a report that SV Corsair was stolen near Boston Harbor Marina, Olympia, Washington. Report any sightings to the nearest Coast Guard or law enforcement agency.

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BOLO SV “VENTOLIER 3” Drifting South of Dominican Republic

BOLO SV “VENTOLIER 3” Drifting South of Dominican Republic

Good news! As of 00:53 AST today, Ventolier 3 is being towed back to Santo Domingo. Alain's position was N17°01.0185' W71°44.5706' course N (000°T) speed 6.1 knots. Many thanks to the Dominican Republic Armada, the cruiser relaying info from his Garmin In Reach and Dominican Republic SSCA Cruising Station Host, Denise Simpson for all the coordination.Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service...

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BOLO for SV Strange Situation Bermuda to Nova Scotia

BOLO for SV Strange Situation Bermuda to Nova Scotia

UPDATE:May 28, 2022 Cancel BOLO. RCC Boston advises that the SV Strange Situation has been located at anchor in Nova Scotia.Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets U.S. Coast Guard District One Boston is working jointly with the Canadian Coast Guard to locate an overdue 50FT sailing vessel named STRANGE SITUATION with 03 persons on board. The vessel departed on 16...

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14 Crew Rescued From MV Cetus 150 NM North of Curacao

14 Crew Rescued From MV Cetus 150 NM North of Curacao

UPDATE: May 28, 2022 Unconfirmed reports indicate 14 crew were rescued and 3 went down with the ship. Two motor vessels assisted in rescuing the crew. MV UBC Stavanger rescued 5 crew. MV Melba rescued 9 crew.  Many thanks to these 2 ships and RCC Curacao for the rescue. The Caribbean Coast Guard recently received a report that the tanker CETUS at sea was in distress and the crew had to leave the...

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BOLO for SV “Herocia Cinco” Cape Verde to Martinique

BOLO for SV “Herocia Cinco” Cape Verde to Martinique

UPDATE: May 3, 2022 MRCC Fort de France Reports: "End of BOLO on S/V HEROICA CINCO, S/V is reported near to Funchal, Madeira island. Everything is ok. Many thanks."Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets MRCC Fort de France has issued a BOLO for SV Herocia Cinco on passage from Cape Verde to Martinique. SV is a 68 foot sailboat, dark blue hull, white sails, two...

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BOLO SV Hummingbird St. Helena Island to Cape Verde

BOLO SV Hummingbird St. Helena Island to Cape Verde

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets UPDATE: April 25, 2022 MRCC Cape Town requests sightings or contacts of this vessel to be made  to them. Although SV Hummingbird did make contact, they are apparently still having trouble with contacts. MRCC Capetown has requested through the South African Maritime Mobile Net (SAMMNet) to still report any sightings or contact...

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BOLO for SV Else Becker Cape Verde to Cayenne French Guiana

BOLO for SV Else Becker Cape Verde to Cayenne French Guiana

Cancel Bolo April 15, 2022 7:30 AM: Their son just received a message via the Garmin and they are offshore but insight of land, French Guiana. Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets BOLO for SV "ELSE BECKER" on passage from the Cape Verde Islands on March 29, 2022 to Cayenne, French Guiana. Satellite tracking stopped on March 30, 2022. On board are the skipper...

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