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BOLO for Two Men Missing After Vessel Sinks near Cedar Key Florida

BOLO for Two Men Missing After Vessel Sinks near Cedar Key Florida

UPDATE January 2, 2022 Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Cedar Key ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended search efforts Sunday evening for a missing boater one mile offshore of Cedar Key. Deceased is David Savioe, 33, and missing is Michael Sedor, 39. A Coast Guard Station Yankeetown crew discovered a body matching the description of  Savioe, Saturday, shortly after 7...

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BOLO for FV Big Bro Overdue St. Lucia, Eastern Caribbean

BOLO for FV Big Bro Overdue St. Lucia, Eastern Caribbean

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets As of January 3, 2022 - MRCC Fort de France advises this is an active lookout for FV Big Bro. MRCC Fort de France has issued a lookout for FV Big Bro which is overdue Castries Harbor, Saint Lucia, Eastern Caribbean.  FV Big Brow has two persons on board and is a 24 foot vessel with a blue hull. Vessels in the vicinity are...

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SV Verdad Missing South Coast of Dominican Republic

SV Verdad Missing South Coast of Dominican Republic

UPDATE: January 4, 2022 The owner is now on board SV Verdad but it has not yet been released by the Armada. A freighter notified the Armada that the boat was drifting 33 miles south of Santo Domingo. The Armada then towed the boat in. The owner does not know if the boat drifted from its mooring or was stolen. When the owner was able to look at his boat he found, it had been ransacked, all tools,...

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MV Strong Trinity with 12 Crew Missing Since Cyclone Odette Cebu, Philippines

MV Strong Trinity with 12 Crew Missing Since Cyclone Odette Cebu, Philippines

The families of 11 Missing Crew from MV Strong Trinity are seeking any information about the missing or the boat. MV Trinity was anchored in the port of Talisay City, Cebu Philippines on December 16, 2021 when the super Cyclone Odette hit Cebu. The vessel MV Strong Trinity owned by West Ocean Shipping Lines. Anyone with information should contact the nearest Philippines Coast Guard or MRSC Cebu,...

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Urgent Bolo for Man Overboard Yucatan Channel

Urgent Bolo for Man Overboard Yucatan Channel

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets URGENT BOLO FOR MAN OVERBOARD FROM TANKER IN YUCATAN CHANNEL. On 20 Dec 2021, sometime between morning and noon, a 31 year old worker on the tanker City Island went overboard near position 22-00N / 085-00 W in the Yucatan Channel. The current water temperature in the 80's would permit a person to survive between 96 and 100...

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Non Emergency Bolo For SV Nima/SV Lime N Liza St. Martin to St. Augustine

Non Emergency Bolo For SV Nima/SV Lime N Liza St. Martin to St. Augustine

Cancel Bolo - USCG RCC Miami advised SV has arrived safely in St. Augustine, Florida.RCC Miami has issued a BOLO for SV Nima or named Lime-N-Liza on passage from St. Martin to St. Augustine. It left St. Martin on Dec. 13 with 4 persons on board. The boat is a 42 foot Lagoon Catamaran and is French flagged. Report any sightings to RCC Miami or nearest USCG.

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Epirb Activated 569 NM Off Barbados

Epirb Activated 569 NM Off Barbados

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network and Other Nets On December 17, 2021, a EPIRB was activated at 13-21-00N 049-47-50W AT 162315Z, which is 569  NM East of Barbados registered to a 17 Meter Vessel Oceans Carisma.  Boatwatch determined that the vessel and the owner of Oceans Carisma are safely in Trinidad. The owner advised that he threw the EPIRB in a dumpster in Trinidad 10...

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Urgent BOLO: S/V Starlight Activates PLB  Near Cuba and Drifting Towards Mexico

Urgent BOLO: S/V Starlight Activates PLB Near Cuba and Drifting Towards Mexico

BOLO CANCELLED UPDATE: Dec. 14, 2021 3PM Great News: Sailor Found in his life raft by merchant ship A merchant ship, Bulk Pangaea, 225 meters long answered the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) alert sent by RCC Miami and searched at the last position pinged from the PLB and found him at 21-08.35 N/o83-41W. The merchant ship rescued him from his life raft. He is in good...

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Boat Found Drifting off Carriacou with Dead Bodies

by The New Today December 12, 2021 A small boat with about three to four bodies believed to be Hispanics has been discovered in the waters off Grenada’s sister island of Carriacou. According to a well-placed source, the boat was found drifting by a fisherman from Petite Martinique in waters just outside Carriacou around the Gun Point area and heading towards the capital city of Hillsborough. “I...

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