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Two Men and Dog Rescued After 12 Hours in Water

While it is highly recommended that all boaters carry a VHF device, in the event that you don’t have one, this is a reminder that to use whatever device you’ve got. Even if you don’t get through, a cell tower … Continue reading

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French Sailors Rescued 1,400 Miles Offshore Thanks to Ample Communication Devices

The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Joint Rescue Coordination Center Halifax, a Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules and two merchant vessels worked together to rescue four French sailors more than 1,400 miles east-northeast of Provincetown, MA last Thursday. The 600-foot tanker Unique … Continue reading

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Two Men and a Dog Air-Rescued Off Cali Coast

Now that’s what we call ruff seas! A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Astoria, OR, rescued two men and their pup from a sinking 58-foot sailing vessel 130 miles off the coast of Cape Mendocino in Northern … Continue reading

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A Man and His Boat: Joyan Refuses Rescue to Stay with His Boat, Will Try Again

Greater love hath no sailor but he that refuses to leave his boat even though it’s capsized in the Atlantic Ocean. Famed professional sailor Francis Joyon, standing on the keel of his upturned boat IDEC, in which he was trying … Continue reading

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Latest of Thousands of New England CG Rescues Stresses Importance of Life Jackets

We were shocked to read how many search and rescue missions the Coast Guard has made this year alone in the northeast. Luckily this one has a happy ending thanks to the wearing of a life jacket. The Coast Guard … Continue reading

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Oops Redux: Schooner Runs Aground for 2nd Time This Summer

While it may have been low tide, we’re still hoping the Coast Guard is seriously checking the credentials of the crew on this charter boat. A Coast Guard Station South Portland 47-foot motor lifeboat helped evacuate 49 passengers from a … Continue reading

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Rescue of 15 on Remote Island Raises Important Safety Reminders

We can only imagine the looks on the rescuers’ faces when they came upon a scene that seems straight out of a movie. And we’re glad to see it had a happy ending like the movies, too. A group of … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Recommends Marking All Floating Gear

Have you ever sent the Coast Guard chasing its tail unintentionally? Even if you haven’t, check your gear. While many boaters are safely at home tucked in bed, the often-volunteer rescuers are out at night searching for them because they … Continue reading

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Tragedy Strikes Chicago-Mac Race

We certainly never like to hear of tragedies on the water and are so sorry for both the crew and families of those lost in this horrible accident. The following statement was issued by the Chicago Yacht Club in recognition … Continue reading

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