UPDATE: January 31,2021 – USCG RCC New Orleans, LA advised this morning the SV MY TIME was located off of Mobile, AL and safely towed into Mobile by a commercial towing company. The SV MY TIME had a collision with a commercial fishing vessel, and got their prop fouled in nets, and were unable to proceed to Tampa as planned. They did not have any means of long distance communications aboard to notify family and friends.
This is a reminder that all offshore vessels should have multiple means of long distance communications, and not rely on cellular phones or VHF radio alone.
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The USCG, District 8 Command Center, New Orleans, LA is reporting the SV MY TIME overdue on a passage from Vermillion Bay to Tampa, Florida. The SV MY TIME is a 34′ sailboat, white hull with two persons on board. SV My Time left Vermillion Bay on January 20, 2021.
Anyone who knows the boat or it’s owner is requested to contact Glenn@Boatwatch.org.
This watch was confirmed via telephone call to USCG RCC New Orleans at 0700 hrs EST, 28 Jan 2021.
280821Z JAN 21
GULF OF MEXICO.
LOUISIANA TO FLORIDA.
34 FOOT S/V MY TIME, WHITE HULL,
TWO PERSONS ON BOARD, UNREPORTED
VERMILLION BAY (29-43-11N 091-58-34W)
TO TAMPA (27-58-05N 082-28-35W).
VESSELS IN VICINITY REQUESTED TO KEEP A SHARP
LOOKOUT, ASSIST IF POSSIBLE.
REPORTS TO RCC NEW ORLEANS,
PHONE: 504 589 6225, FAX: 504 589 2148,
This is a photo of a similar 34 foot Hans Christian