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USA: Coast Guard Using New Tool to Help Distressed Mariners

Date Published - May 08, 2020

First Coast Guard District command center crews, from Maine to Northern New Jersey, have a new tool to help distressed mariners come home to their families after being out to sea. The i911 program allows for watchstanders to use a mariner’s cellphone number to assist in finding their location for… Read More

Last Update - May 08, 2020

Indian Ocean Lockdown

Date Published - May 07, 2020

Where’s open and where’s not? A quick guide for Indian Ocean Passagemakers. … Read More

Last Update - June 02, 2020

Bahamas, Rock Sound: Cruisers Raise Funds for the Local Community

Date Published - May 05, 2020

Keen to encourage more cruisers to support the local community wherever they are, Kristi Black has shared what a group of cruising boats in Rock Sound did to “payback” the local community for all their support and care during this unprecedented time…. Read More

Last Update - May 05, 2020

Atlantic: UK Yacht in Trouble - Crew Rescued using AMVER System

Date Published - May 04, 2020

U.S. Coast Guard personnel coordinated the rescue of two British mariners 598 miles off the coast of Bermuda on Friday (May 1) using the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System. Their 39 foot sailboat was abandoned with navigation lights on and AIS activated…. Read More

Last Update - May 04, 2020

NZ and Australia for Cyclone Season: OCC Working on Solutions

Date Published - April 28, 2020

The Ocean Cruising Club is compiling a list of yachts who are hoping to cross the South Pacific this year. The particular focus is on boats aiming for Australia and New Zealand before the South Pacific cyclone season. They are liaising with a range of organizations to ensure decision makers… Read More

Last Update - April 28, 2020

Transatlantic Support for All Cruisers in 2020

Date Published - April 27, 2020

The season for crossing back from the Caribbean to Europe is almost upon us, however, this is no normal Transatlantic season and yachts undertaking this passage have more than the standard set of challenges ahead of them. The good news is that the support network available to Transatlantic sailors has… Read More

Last Update - April 28, 2020

Ocean Going Vessels Should Have Multiple Sources of Communication Aboard

Date Published - April 17, 2020

Boatwatch.org have been assisting with the search for Bob Peel and his boat since mid-March in the Eastern Caribbean. Could this case have had a happy ending if the captain had been able to establish voice contact with a search and rescue agency in addition to the activation of his… Read More

Last Update - April 17, 2020

Yacht Transport Options Worldwide

Date Published - April 14, 2020

While trying to work out the best option for your boat and crew during the current health emergency, yacht transport may be one option to consider. Yacht transport companies continue to operate around the world…. Read More

Last Update - May 19, 2020