15 October 2016

Sailing & Boating: Rescues & Wrecks (videos)

LIVE FOOTAGE: Tall-Ship ASTRID Wreck & Rescue - 24 July 2013:

Published on Jul 25, 2013: Nautical Channel team was at the scene when the tall-ship Astrid sank after hitting the rocks off the coast of Cork, Ireland.

Recent Sailing News:
US Coast Guard rescues mariner from sailing vessel near San Miguel Island: The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sailor near San Miguel Island Thursday, September 22, 2016.

The Coast Guard received a notification via a Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) device that provided a position just northwest of San Miguel Island.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Forward Operating Base Point Mugu was sent to search the last known position of the EPIRB and located a 23-foot sailing vessel. The helicopter crew lowered a hand-held radio down to the individual aboard. The boater confirmed he was in distress after reporting that his anchor was not holding in the 8-10 foot seas, his mast was broken and had no engine to make way.

The helicopter crew safely hoisted the individual and transferred him to Forward Operating Base Point Mugu where he was reported to be in good condition.

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency via satellite to the nearest rescue coordination center.

Teenagers write off millionaire daddy's yacht in French Riviera | Metro News: "The Coast Guard added that the accident was caused by the teenagers’ amateurism. Lucas’ father, who is a rich industrialist from Belgium, owns a large estate in Port Grimaud, near St. Tropez. His yacht, which was built in 2009 and weighs 30 tonnes and cost £1.2m, reportedly cannot be salvaged and will likely end up in the scrapyard."

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident | usatoday.com"Fernandez was killed as a result of the impact of the crash, and did not drown, Lorenzo Veloz, an official with the Florida Wildlife Commission, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The boat carrying Fernandez and two others was traveling at a significant speed when it struck rocks. A Coast Guard crew left the Miami station for a law enforcement patrol when it found the 32-foot boat overturned on a jetty around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, said Chief Nyxolyno Cangemi."

Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boat crash:

Published on Sep 26, 2016: The two-time all-star's boat smashed into a rock jetty early Sunday morning, killing him and two others.

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