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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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Scottish Sailor Rescued After Storm Hits Coast of Chile

A Scottish solo round-the-world yachtsman has been rescued after his boat was badly damaged in a storm off the tip of South America. Andrew Halcrow, 54, was west of Cape Horn on his second attempt to circumnavigate the globe single-handed … Continue reading

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Parents of Lost Daughter to Return to US but Believe She is Still Alive

Here’s how Robin Wright sees it: Her 19-year-old daughter Danielle is adrift on the Pacific Ocean but is keeping her spirits up with her six crewmates on their wooden sailboat, the Nina. They’re collecting rainwater, rationing food, singing, telling travel … Continue reading

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Sailors Rescued After Getting Shipwrecked Off Turkey

Three British sailors underwent a dramatic rescue when they were shipwrecked off Turkey during a violent storm. The three men were stranded aboard the yacht, Concorde of Hamble, for 14 hours as Turkish emergency services battled the elements to reach … Continue reading

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Two Men Rescued After Drifting Atop Capsized Boat for Eight Days

A Coast Guard helicopter took off for a routine training mission Saturday, unaware of any real drama in the ocean below. If not for a passing freighter spotting the tiny boat and its nearly lifeless passengers, the Gulf Stream would … Continue reading

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Family That Left US In Sailboat Over Religious Freedom Was Lost At Sea For Months

A northern Arizona family that was lost at sea for weeks in an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion will fly back home after being rescued in the Pacific Ocean. Hannah Gastonguay, … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Astrid Sinks After Hitting Rocks

Twenty-three teenagers and seven adult crew members were rescued after a tall ship struck rocks off the Irish coast on Thursday, July 25. The Astrid, which takes groups of aspiring sailors on training voyages around the world, lost power in … Continue reading

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Catamaran Rescues Six Near Cabo San Lucas

“Mayday, mayday, mayday! This is the motor vessel Alexis. We are at 23°12.595N by 110°25.092W and we are sinking! Are there any boats that can hear us?” “That’s the radio call we heard at 2 p.m. on the afternoon of July … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Yacht Adrift Found Hundreds of Miles from Home

An Irish skipper had a “Marie Celeste moment” when he came across an unmanned yacht drifting in the Atlantic, hundreds of miles from home. Michael McVeigh from Rossguill Charters spotted the vessel floating out of thick fog near Downings Harbour … Continue reading

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Dinghy Sail from England to Ireland Ends in Rescue

We’re not quite sure what this guy was thinking. An American “sailor” has been rescued, somewhat unwillingly, after attempting to sail from the south of England to Ireland in a 6ft inflatable dinghy. The wind wasn’t cooperating either. The 40-year-old … Continue reading

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Salvage Efforts Failed, Looters Descend on Grounded Boat

Running Free, a 36-and-a-half foot sailboat that ran aground at Norton Point beach, Martha’s Vineyard, MA on Friday, was still languishing on the beach Wednesday morning after salvage and refloating efforts failed. Meanwhile, visitors to the site were reported to … Continue reading

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Skipper of Tiny Yacht Rescued in Torres Strait

A French skipper on a solo round-the-world voyage had to abandon his tiny eight-foot yacht in a dramatic rescue in the Torres Strait off Australia. Daniel Alary, 70, had endured a 100 day ordeal at sea in his microyacht Poisson … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Search for Missing Yacht Nina Continues

An Air Force Orion is searching near Norfolk Island, Australia today for the missing vintage American schooner Nina. It is nearly a month since the last contact with the vessel, and family members of some of the seven-strong crew have … Continue reading

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Please Help Find My Boat

A solo sailor rescued from his 35ft sloop in mid-Atlantic has asked for help in trying to locate his boat. Dino Silva, 41, was on passage from his home in the Azores to Iceland when the rudder of his aluminium … Continue reading

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Video of the Week II: Vendee Rescue

ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered skipper Javier Sanso was lifted off his liferaft by helicopter at 2340hrs UTC Sunday night following the capsize of his Open 60. Sanso arrived in the Azores island of Terceira at 0330hrs UTC Monday morning. He was … Continue reading

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Stricken Sailors in Dramatic Rescue

Two people trapped on a stricken yacht 780 miles northwest of New Zealand have been rescued by a cargo ship this morning. Auckland woman Tania Davies, 43, and Australian-based Briton Steve Jones, 52, were rescued from their damaged yacht Windigo and are … Continue reading

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Air Canada Crew Helps Rescue Sailor in the South Pacific

It was almost the end of a long, uneventful Pacific crossing for the 270 passengers aboard Air Canada flight AC033 to Sydney when an electrifying announcement came on the public address system. The captain said the plane had to divert … Continue reading

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Fisherman Adrift for 106 Days in Pacific Saved by a Shark

A man who survived while adrift in the Pacific for 106 days is crediting a shark for helping to save his life. Toakai Teitoi, 41, a policeman from the Central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, had been traveling with his brother-in-law … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Boater Saved from Circling Sharks

It seems to be a story tailor-made for a movie script: A small boat is swamped, dropping three anglers into the ocean. One is rescued as a hammerhead shark circles him after he treaded water without a life jacket for … Continue reading

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Sailor Evacuated from Newport Bermuda Race Yacht

Intense efforts on the part of many people came to a satisfying end before dawn on June 18, when an ill sailor was evacuated from a yacht competing in the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race. Assisting in this demanding exercise were … Continue reading

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