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Eight Boaters Rescued In Key West From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Eight Boaters Rescued In Key West From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

U.S. Coast Guard reminds mariners of hidden boating dangers MIAMI --The Coast Guard reminds mariners to exercise caution and safe boating practices while boating with cooler temperatures on the water, as there could be hidden dangers aboard a vessel. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

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Noonsite Article Re The Importance Of A Float Plan

Noonsite Article Re The Importance Of A Float Plan

Safety: The Importance Of A Float Plan The Ultimate Cruisers Planning Tool   October 30, 2020 - Noonsite.com This article by Glenn Tuttle of Boatwatch.org demonstrates the necessity of having a Float Plan filed with a friend familiar with you and your boat when on passage, who will take...

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Ocean Going Robots Known As Wave Gliders

Ocean Going Robots Known As Wave Gliders

Boatwatch.org has been alerted to several of these ocean going robots known as Wave Gliders washing up on beaches around the world. They present a very low profile on the surface, about like a surfboard, and would be very difficult to spot without a sharp lookout. At night, I hope they are well...

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PLB Helps With Rescue Of Five Off Key Largo

PLB Helps With Rescue Of Five Off Key Largo

FWC officers Billy Thompson, Paige Pestka and Ethan Coger stand alongside the five boaters rescued off the Key Largo waters on Oct. 5. CONTRIBUTED Keys Weekly   A group boating on the waters off of Key Largo were found and rescued safely after their vessel sank a few miles offshore. A 911...

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The Importance Of A Float Plan

The Importance Of A Float Plan

This is what Boatwatch.org is all about: Assisting friends, family, and Search & Rescue Agencies locate overdue and missing vessels. And, this demonstrates the necessity of having a Float Plan filed with a friend familiar with you and your boat. In this particular case, the SV BONOBO, filed a...

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PLB Saves Six Mariners Off Cape Henry

PLB Saves Six Mariners Off Cape Henry

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued six mariners after their vessel capsized in adverse weather 16 miles east of Cape Henry Sunday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center received an alert that a personal locator beacon was activated and began to call the beacon's...

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