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, Washington has activated an EPIRB.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Seatle has dispatched a USCG C-130 Hercules to investigate and has contacted a nearby commercial vessel through the AMVER System to respond as well. Vessels in the vicinity are requested to assist if possible, keep a sharp lookout and report to JRCC Seattle.
EPIRB Activation from 32′ S/V In Eastern North Pacific.
The USCG Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC Seattle) issued the following Safety Message at 1721 UTC, 05 Aug 2021:
051721Z AUG 21
EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.
DISTRESS SIGNAL RECEIVED FROM 32 FOOT S/V,
ONE PERSON ONBOARD IN 44-05N 141-12.8W.
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP
LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO JRCC SEATTLE,
PHONE: 206 220 7001.
JRCC Seattle was contacted by Boatwatch.org and stated this does appear to be a valid EPIRB activation from an un-named 32 foot sailing vessel with 01 POB in position 44-05N / 141-12.8W or approximately 730 NM WSW of the mouth of the Columbia River, Washington.
JRCC Seattle has dispatched a USCG C-130 Hercules to investigate and has contacted a nearby commercial vessel through the AMVER System to respond as well.
Inasmuch as this is an on-going rescue, Boatwatch.org will provide updates as available.