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Coast Guard and AMVER Rescue Three Sailors Off Panama

The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of three sailors aboard a sinking sailboat approximately 50 miles south of Balboa, Panama, at approximately 5:23 p.m., Sunday. Watchstanders from the 11th Coast Guard District rescue coordination center in Alameda, Calif., were notified at … Continue reading

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Swedish Sailors Rescued 100 Miles from Bermuda

Two Swedish sailors rescued at sea Saturday arrived in Wilmington, Del., Monday after being rescued from their sailboat approximately 100 miles southwest of Bermuda. A 35-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were aboard the 33-foot Swedish-flagged sailboat Bull when it … Continue reading

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Solo Sailor Rescued 700 East of Cape Cod

The US Coast Guard coordinated a good samaritan rescue of a sailor approximately 700 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday. Watchstanders from the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston, Mass. were notified at approximately 8 a.m. … Continue reading

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Coast Guard, AMVER Rescue 4 sailors 350 miles Southeast of Cape Cod

Watchstanders from the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston were notified at approximately 5:20 p.m. Sunday of a distress call from a Canadian-registered 406 MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon registered to the Romarin II. The Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Cargo Ship Rescues Australian Sailor in the Pacific Ocean

An exhausted Australian sailor has been rescued in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A cargo ship picked up Juan Dario Zea Restrepo about 425 nautical miles off Christmas Island in the Republic of Kiribati on Monday night (US time). He … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Diverted from Titanic Ceremony to Rescue 3 Sailors

It’s always nice to hear when a program fully meets its intention, and particularly on such a commemorative occasion, although we certainly prefer having everyone stay safely afloat sans rescue. A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J Super Hercules aircraft which was … Continue reading

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AMVER Helps Rescue Cruisers Aboard Disabled Vessel

We think the AMVER program is an amazing asset to the cruising community and all boaters, and it’s worth sharing one of their success stories. Crew members aboard Coast Guard cutter Galveston Island transferred four Oregon-based recreational boaters and their … Continue reading

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