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Australian rescuers get bravery medal for rescuing Russian sailor By Nancy Knudsen, , 6:09 PM Fri 20 Jun 2014
Australian rescue workers who plucked a Russian sailor from rough seas east of Victoria last year are recognised for their bravery and have received the Victoria Police Medal for Courage. ...[more]

Saildrone completes Pacific crossing By Des Ryan, , 7:22 AM Sun 17 Nov 2013
They have been trying for years to cross the Atlantic with an automated sailing boat, and that challenge is still out there, but now a team of high-tech enthusiasts formed into a non-profit organisation in Alameda California have completed a crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii - a world record for an unmanned sailing boat. ...[more]

AMVER and the Liberians rescue solo sailor 700nm offshore By US Coast Guard/Sail-World, 6:28 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013
AMVER has done it again. Thanks to the Automated Mutual-Assistant Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) and a Liberian ship, a solo sailor has been rescued 700nm west of Cape Cod in Massachussetts USA. The Liberian-flagged Athena L has been enrolled in the global system of AMVER since October, 2011 and came swiftly to the aid of the dismasted yacht. ...[more]

No radio, no EPIRB, coastguard rescues worrying crew By Joanne Rawlings/Sail-World Cruising, 10:41 AM Tue 22 Oct 2013
What does it take? Concerned coastguard officers have carried out yet another difficult rescue of a boat whose crew didn't know where they were... The vessel that first reported suffering steering problems off the south west of Scotland was found before darkness and deteriorating conditions put it into a much more dangerous situation. Four rescue teams and a helicopter were involved ...[more]

Called to the rescue - a gripping account by a solo sailor By Dan Alonso, Ocean Cruising Club/Sail-World, , 10:59 AM Sat 21 Sep 2013
This story is about a rescue, for which the author received the Crystal Catfish Trophy from the St George's Dinghy and Sports Club in Bermuda. Dan Alonso originally wrote the account for his girlfriend, then for the Ocean Cruising Club. It is a gripping and very honest account, making you feel you are in the cockpit with him, and wondering how you would act in similar circumstances. ...[more]

Never-say-die searchers for Nina find a new satellite image By Des Ryan, , 1:02 PM Sun 8 Sep 2013
Never-say-die family and friends searching for the crew of the missing schooner Nina want New Zealand Search and Rescue to investigate a new satellite image, which they claim looks like a life raft, seen by searchers just this week and pictured here. ...[more]

Could this image be the missing schooner Nina's life raft? By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 1:37 PM Mon 19 Aug 2013
Could this image above be the orange life raft of the American schooner Nina, missing in the Tasman Sea? If not, what is it? The object, photographed on August 03, has raised fresh, if faint, hopes that, like famed stories of others who survived at sea for long periods, the crew of the Nina could be still surviving somewhere on the ocean. ...[more]

Vital life raft stowage lessons after inquiry into fatal sinking By Sail-World Cruising, 4:16 PM Sun 18 Aug 2013
It was back in May this year that three British fishermen drowned when their fishing boat foundered and sank so quickly that they had no time to set off a mayday or even collect their life jackets - but it was what happened to the life raft that sounds a warning to all cruising sailors. ...[more]

Yacht bought July, abandoned in August, Austrians' Pacific rescue By Sail-World Cruising round-up, 11:55 AM Wed 7 Aug 2013
Buyer Beware. It was a 1988 Jeanneau Sun Legende 41, and they had bought it - with a survey - in July in Tahiti. However, trying to cross the Pacific, an Austrian couple had so much trouble they finally had to abandon it. The shrouds were giving way, the water pump had packed it in, the engine was overheating, the bilge pump was not active and they even had steering difficulties. ...[more]

Teen tells of rescue as tall ship sank off Ireland By This is Plymouth/Sail-World Cruising, 7:16 PM Fri 2 Aug 2013
A British teenager has described how she escaped from a Dutch-flagged 100-year-old tall ship as it sank off the coast of Ireland last week. ...[more]

Relative claims missing schooner crew 'could still be surviving' By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 5:10 PM Sun 28 Jul 2013
Families of the lost crew of the schooner Nina, missing since June 04 in the Tasman Sea have long thought there was a possibility that they were still surviving, somewhere out there on the sea. Now one relative is quoting a 1989 incident to demonstrate how clearly possible it is that they are still on the boat and alive. ...[more]

'Perfect preparation' with PLB saves life of solo MOB By RNLI/Sail-World, 8:34 AM Sun 28 Jul 2013
If you ever doubted that you should wear a personal locator beacon (PLB) while sailing and prepare adequately when solo, here is the latest evidence, in the form of a sailor's life that would surely have been lost without perfect preparation. It might have happened in the Irish Sea, but no matter where we sail the lesson is there to remind us that 'it could have been me'. . ...[more]

'Perfect preparation' with PLB saves life of solo MOB By RNLI/Sail-World, 5:01 AM Sun 28 Jul 2013
If you ever doubted that you should wear a personal locator beacon (PLB) while sailing and prepare adequately when solo, here is the latest evidence, in the form of a sailor's life that would surely have been lost without perfect preparation. It might have happened in the Irish Sea, but no matter where we sail the lesson is there to remind us that 'it could have been me'. . ...[more]

'Gathering Cruise' Tall ship hits rocks and sinks - all crew rescued By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, , 3:37 AM Fri 26 Jul 2013
The Tall Ship Astrid, a 42m Dutch training vessel taking part in Ireland's Gathering Cruise, has hit rocks inside the Sovereign Islands at Ballymacus Point, near Kinsale in Ireland with 30 people on board. Thanks to those standing by and the RNLI, all on board were rescued. ...[more]

What does it take? Coastguard frustrated by irresponsible sailors By This is South Wales/Sail-World Cruising, 12:20 PM Wed 24 Jul 2013
What does it take to get the message across? The latest rescue, of two British sailors who went to sea without life jackets and without communication facilities of any kind, has frustrated Coastguard officers, who have again pleaded for some common sense on the water. A previous incident saw the hypothermic death of another unprepared sailor. ...[more]

Dad won't accept his sailing daughter lost at sea By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 3:21 PM Fri 12 Jul 2013
One American Dad won't give up on his sailor daughter, thought lost at sea between New Zealand and Australia. The family is from southern American state of Louisiana, and Danielle Wright's father, Ricky Wright, is preparing to mount his own search. ...[more]

Norwegian sailors say 'thanks' after international rescue By Southern Star/Sail-World Cruising, , 6:48 AM Mon 3 Jun 2013
It was an international effort last week to save two experienced sailors, whose yacht was dismasted off the coast of Ireland. They were originally helped by a Spanish fishing boat, then the Irish Navy, then the coastguard, to get their boat safely back to shore. The couple, who are long experienced sailors, have expressed their gratefulness. ...[more]

AMVER to the rescue - again - of four sailors By US Coast Guard/Sail-World Cruising, , 8:53 AM Tue 14 May 2013
This grainy night photo shows a sailor in his dismasted yacht waving to rescuers during a rescue which, thanks to AMVER, was carried out by a combination of the US Coast Guard and a good Samaritan crew ...[more]

Coastguards pay tribute to yacht crew after copybook rescue By RNLI/Sail-World Cruising, 6:36 AM Mon 6 May 2013
British Coastguards have paid tribute to the preparedness of a yacht crew in an MOB(COB) situation, which possibly saved the life of the overboard crew member who was wearing a life jacket and tethered to the yacht. While the crew could not retrieve her, they pressed the registered DSC radio distress button and the crew member was speedily airlifted to hospital ...[more]

Skipper missing, non-sailor rescued mid-Pacific, updated By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, 4:54 AM Tue 30 Apr 2013
Update: The search has been called off. The only thing as horrifying as watching your boat sail away from you because you weren't clipped on could be realising your skipper has gone overboard and you, who can't sail at all, are left in the middle of an ocean alone. ...[more]

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