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Tall Ship Picton Castle Responds to Mayday Call

It isn’t every day that a cruising yacht with engine trouble and damaged rigging is assisted by a 170-foot square rigger that looks like something from another era, but that’s just what happened when the 42’ sailing yacht Gobo issued a … Continue reading

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Blind Japanese Sailor’s Hopes Dashed, Rescued from Liferaft

It was a sad end to the voyage for a highly experienced blind sailor when he and his crewmate had to be rescued from their life raft after abandoning their sinking yacht in the Pacific on Friday. While it is … Continue reading

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Coast Guard, Good Samaritan Rescue Two from Sailboat in Pamlico Sound, NC

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people Saturday aboard a 22-foot sailboat taking on water in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke, N.C. The crew of the Sea-Ya, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders … Continue reading

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Rescued Sailors Give Thanks to Irish Navy

A Norwegian couple paid an emotional “thank you” last week to the Irish Naval Service for saving them from horrendous seas after a dream voyage turned into a nightmare. Erik (62) and Gretta (62) Ostberg from Haugesund in Norway were enjoying … Continue reading

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Sailing Crew Rescues Golden Gate Bridge Jumper

Animal‘s GPS track shows where the crew turned around to find the jumper. It took a matter of minutes to locate him and drag him aboard before hightailing it to Station Golden Gate in Horseshoe Cove. Photo Courtesy Animal© 2013 Latitude … 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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Man Lost at Sea Found Alive After 27 Hours

A father of two who fell overboard from a tour boat off the coast of Indonesia has been found alive after floating for 27 hours without a lifejacket. Brett Archibald, from Camps Bay, South Africa, was plucked from the Mentawai … Continue reading

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Irish Sailors Rescued Off Bermuda Before Yacht Sinks

A group of Irish nationals were rescued from Bermuda’s waters last weekend after their yacht lost power. The four crew members of the 48ft sloop Wolfhound were safely aboard the M/V Tetian Trader, but their yacht sank minutes after being released. A … Continue reading

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Video of the Week

Spectators at Copacabana beach in Rio De Janeiro got more of a show than they expected while watching a helicopter attempt to rescue a swimmer.

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Cruise Ship Rescues Five Jamaican Boaters

Five Jamaicans who said they had been drifting on a small boat in the Caribbean for three weeks were rescued Monday by a cruise ship, authorities said. The Island Princess ship brought the group on board, Princess Cruises spokeswoman Susanne Ferrull said. Ferrull did not … Continue reading

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AMVER Call Saves Two Canadian Sailors

Last week, two 65-year-old Canadian sailors in distress far from land benefited from the global maritime support program known as the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System, or AMVER. The 34-foot sloop Chessa was bound for the West Indies when … Continue reading

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Seven People, Cat, Dog and Snake Rescued from Yacht

Quite an eclectic crew! A Friday yacht excursion for seven people and their pets ended in a U.S. Coast Guard rescue when the craft began to take on water, Berkeley Fire Chief Gil Dong said. All seven aboard the yacht … Continue reading

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Rescue Response – A Step into the Future

If you think rescue response across the world’s oceans is already very good, you haven’t seen anything yet. With the innovative thinking of a Surrey, England-based engineering firm, they are set to get a whole lot better. Sartech Engineering, one … Continue reading

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