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Coast Guard Rescues 1, Tows Disabled Catamaran off Cape May, NJ

The Coast Guard towed a disabled catamaran with one person aboard Tuesday after the boat lost steering approximately six miles offshore from Cape May Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cape May received a mayday call from the captain of the 44-foot … Continue reading

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Sailors Rescued 900 Miles Offshore

The world of the successful modern rescue has to be a symphony of modern electronics and international cooperation. This week three sailors on a yacht, almost half way between Europe and America, were rescued after their distress signal was picked … Continue reading

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Three Rescued in Rough Seas Off British Coast

Another cruising boat thankful for the rescue resources available to sailors around the world! At 6:04 a.m. on Monday, the St. Davids RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew launched its service to rescue three people off the coast of England, … Continue reading

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5 Dead in Farallon Islands Race Crash

There is no doubt that the sailing world was stunned by this horrible accident during the Farallon Islands race over the weekend. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of the friends and family of the victims. Four people who … 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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Cruising Rescues Abound Off Tasmania Over Weekend

There were a lot of lucky cruisers in Australia over the weekend, but unfortunately not all were so lucky. Tasmania is one of those places where it’s magic to sail – in summer. But when the Easter holiday break this … Continue reading

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Replacement Skippers Lowered to Rescue Boat

What a fabulous program the Kiwis have when another sailor is in trouble and what a testament to the bond of sailors across the globe! Two Whangarei boaties are being praised for dropping everything they were doing to be winched … Continue reading

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Three Rescued After 11 Hours in Water During Small-Craft Advisory

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again; pay attention to weather advisories and make sure you have proper emergency equipment on board. This incident could have been very easily avoided! Three people who braved strong winds off Cedar … Continue reading

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Two Men “Lucky” to be Rescued 13 Miles Offshore

Just another reminder to make sure you have all safety equipment on board. Two Englewood, FL residents are safe after being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard approximately 13 miles west of Stump Pass, Fla., Tuesday. The two men were … Continue reading

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1 Dead, 1 Missing After Capsize in MD

The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing man Sunday afternoon, a day after his boat capsized near Sandy Point in Maryland. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jonathan Lindberg says the search  pattern for a missing 25-year-old man shifted south … Continue reading

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Shocking Lack of Safety Gear During Coast Guard Rescues and Boardings

We realize that a lot of these boats weren’t all that far offshore, but that doesn’t mean that you should head out without the appropriate safety gear. No VHFs, and 16 violations in 19 boardings — really?! Boating is a … Continue reading

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Three Rescued in Catamaran Capsize

The Coast Guard rescued three people after their boat capsized in East Bay near Houston, TX on Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a call from one of the persons in the water at approximately 3:15 p.m., stating that … Continue reading

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Woman Lost Overboard During NARC Rally

We never like to have to report stories like this. Our sincerest condolences to Rob Anderson and all of Jan Anderson’s loved ones. A woman swept overboard in the ill-fated North American Rally To The Caribbean [NARC] had asked friends and … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Rescues California Sailor in Distress

While an offshore emergency is never an easy thing to handle, this story makes us realize the importance of thinking through the message that we need to get across when one arises. If there are only one or two words … Continue reading

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Seven Boaters Found on Deserted Island in Pacific

Once again, we’re reminded of the importance of letting people know where we’re going and when we’ll be back before we leave shore. Seven missing mariners are safe after a Coast Guard aircrew spotted the men on a deserted Pacific … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Rescues Two Sailors Off Provincetown

This story serves as an important reminder in keeping up to date on the latest weather via radio. Two Canadian sailors are safe after receiving report of the upcoming dangerous winter storm from a U.S. Coast Guard aircrew and getting … Continue reading

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The Boat That Sailed Itself

All they had to do was stay on board and they would have reached their destination in three weeks. But their skipper, badly injured when a freak wave hit the boat, was suspected to be suffering from severe internal bleeding. … Continue reading

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Disabled Boat Adrift in Lake Michigan After Coast Guard Rescue

We’re glad to hear these cruisers were safely rescued, but anyone else in the area should be wary that a boat is adrift on Lake Michigan. A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, MI rescued two … Continue reading

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Seven of Eight Family Members Rescued After Capsize

While we have no idea why these people went out on the water in such conditions, this is another lesson in the importance of wearing a life jacket and remembering to stay with the boat should you capsize. Seven people … Continue reading

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Sabre CEO Assists in Rescue and Recovery of Four Boaters

This tragic accident is both inspiring and heart wrenching, but it is also a reminder that quick and decisive action is imperative when there is trouble aboard. A paraplegic skipper’s calm advice and quick distress call are being credited with … Continue reading

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