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Catamaran “Kailani II” Stolen from Young Island, St. Vincent, Eastern Caribbean

Catamaran “Kailani II” Stolen from Young Island, St. Vincent, Eastern Caribbean

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets Boatwatch has received a report from the owner of a 44 foot catamaran, named Kailani 2, stolen between October 8th to the 9th, 2021, from Young Island, St. Vincent in the eastern Caribbean. The catamaran is 2016 Fontaine pajot Hélia 44 sailing catamaran, flagged in Canada. Report any information or sightings to the nearest...

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BOLO for MV Guadalupe Returning From Aid in Haiti to Mexico

BOLO for MV Guadalupe Returning From Aid in Haiti to Mexico

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets A BOLO has been issued for the MV Guadalupe, an 83 foot Yacht Club Playa Company boat, returning from giving aid in Haiti. The last known position on September 28, 2021 at 12:35 PM, recorded on a spot tracker was 130 miles east/southeast of Cozumel at Latitude: 19 ° 47.4´N / Longitude: 084°40.4´W. It was 184 miles...

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Bolo for SV Seminole Camden Maine, to Newport, RI to Cape Cod Canal

Bolo for SV Seminole Camden Maine, to Newport, RI to Cape Cod Canal

UPDATE: October 2, 2021 An alert cruiser provided the following information which was passed to the USCG RCC Boston. "She was in Bucks Harbor Brooksville, Maine Wednesday night and I saw her leaving Eggemoggin Reach heading southwest around 11am Thursday. AIS was working. She is a beautiful old yawl, completely restored a few years ago. If she was off Metinicus Friday afternoon, there are light...

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Two Men Arrested after 552 kg of Suspected Cocaine Seized from a Burning Sailboat off Coast of N.S.Halifax, Canada – One Escapes from Hospital

Two Men Arrested after 552 kg of Suspected Cocaine Seized from a Burning Sailboat off Coast of N.S.Halifax, Canada – One Escapes from Hospital

Samantha LongCTVNewsAtlantic.ca writer @samjlong Contact Published Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:16PM ADTLast Updated Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:54PM ADT Mounties say they have arrested two men – one of whom was wanted by police – after seizing 552 kilograms of suspected cocaine from a burning sailboat off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Photo/RCMP)   HALIFAX -- Mounties say they have...

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BOLO: SV Secret Plans Stolen from Halifax Harbor, Canada Sets Off PLB in Eye of Hurricane Larry

BOLO: SV Secret Plans Stolen from Halifax Harbor, Canada Sets Off PLB in Eye of Hurricane Larry

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets URGENT BOLO: USCG Rescue Coordination Center Boston received a Personal Locator Beacon Alert on September 10, 2021 with Canadian registration located 550NM E of Cape Cod, MA and 340NM SE of Halifax, NS.  PLB is registered to a 35ft C&C Sailing Vessel, Secret Plans, which was stolen at unknown time from Armdale Yacht Club in...

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SV “EPIC” Rescued After 7 Days Hawaii

SV “EPIC” Rescued After 7 Days Hawaii

Overdue mariner spotted, rescued off Oahu 7 days after departing Kauaʻi WATER AND LAND RESCUES by: Web Staff Posted: Sep 9, 2021 / 05:55 PM HST / Updated: Sep 9, 2021 / 07:15 PM HST HONOLULU (KHON2) — The United States Coast Guard said the overdue sailboat operator who departed Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauaʻi on Thursday, Sept. 2, was spotted and rescued 350 miles off Oahu on Thursday, Sept. 9. USCG...

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BOLO: SV LIAHONA, Hawaii to Majuro, Marshall Islands

BOLO: SV LIAHONA, Hawaii to Majuro, Marshall Islands

UPDATE: September 3, 2021 The USCG JRCC Honolulu advised the concerned friend notified the USCG the S/V LIAHONA does have a Garmin In Reach tracking device aboard. His current position is 13-27N / 173-51.6 E or approximately 400 NM NNE of Majuro, Marshal Islands. They are no longer tracking the S/V LIAHONA and this case is considered resolved.Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network...

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SV Queal Activates EPIRB, Assisted by LPG Tanker Arago & JRCC Australia

SV Queal Activates EPIRB, Assisted by LPG Tanker Arago & JRCC Australia

On August 26, 2021, JRCC Australia advised Boat Watch that they have been coordinating the response  to the EPIRB activation by SV Queal. Overnight LPG Tanker ARAGO accompanied the sailing vessel and intends to transfer the sailor at first light if weather conditions allow it. The EPIRB was activated on August 25, 2021 in the Tasman Sea, in the vicinity of 35-36.3S and 158-58.0E. All vessels are...

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SV Linda Ellen Taking On Water With Damaged Hull, North Pacific

SV Linda Ellen Taking On Water With Damaged Hull, North Pacific

UPDATE August 14, 2021 6:30 Eastern Time USCG Honolulu has advised Boat Watch the two persons on board SV Linda Ellen have been rescued by a FV and they have no injuries. RCC Australia and other RCC's are assisting as the FV is not due for port soon. The SV was rescued via their EPIRB activation. Much gratitude to all the RCC's involved.Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and...

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EPIRB Activated 730 NM WSW of the Mouth of the Columbia River, Washington

EPIRB Activated 730 NM WSW of the Mouth of the Columbia River, Washington

UPDATE at 8:00 PM Eastern JRCC Seattle advised that the sailboat in distress was assisted by a tanker answering the AMVER System Alert. No further assistance needed.Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets An unnamed 32 foot sailing vessel with one person on board, in position 44-05N / 141-12.8W or approximately 730 NM WSW of the mouth of the Columbia River,...

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