Stories

The mission of Boat Watch is to maintain a worldwide network of resources to aid mariners that are missing or overdue; have a boat stolen; or to whom urgent messages need to be relayed.

Stories

Dramatic Story of Cruisers Rescuing Cruisers La Paz

Dramatic Story of Cruisers Rescuing Cruisers La Paz

The Rescue of 'Green Dragon', By Jessica Lockfeld, January 10, 2020, published in three short parts in Latitude 38 is a dramatic, gripping actual story of a cruising boat helping other cruisers. Someday you may be out there and hear that chilling call on the radio, "Mayday". It happened to us in...

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Murder in Paradise on SV Windancer, Panama

Murder in Paradise on SV Windancer, Panama

In January of 2011, M/V Tothill had just returned to full-time cruising in Florida after 10 years in the Caribbean. We initially received email and Single Side Band inquiries from worried cruisers located in the San Blas Islands of Panama about our good friend Don North. Don was a single handed...

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Rescue At Sea, Loss and Recovery of SV Kelaerin

Rescue At Sea, Loss and Recovery of SV Kelaerin

A first-hand story of rescue at sea SV Kelaerin, 45’ Omega Jim Carey and Joy Carey 180 miles off the coast of Washington state June 17, 2018 For months, I had been imagining the end of our circumnavigation.  We would finally pass by the Fuca Pillar, make our way into Neah Bay and have a good two...

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Two Bahamian Fishermen Rescued by Cruisers

Two Bahamian Fishermen Rescued by Cruisers

The following Bahamian rescue at sea began on the beautiful island of Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands. We, Commodores Glenn and Eddie Tuttle, Tothill, were fortunate enough to have been able to lend a hand, as were several other SSCA Commodores who assisted in, and actually made, the...

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