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Cargo ship collides with yacht off Kent

Two people have been successfully rescued after a cargo vessel and a yacht collided off Dungeness, Kent, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, according to data provided by the HM Coastguard, which received a Mayday from the yacht following the accident.

USCG assists 10 after vessel went adrift off Bahamas

The US Coast Guard in cooperation with commercial salvage, rescued 10 people on board a disabled and adrift vessel Monday 9 miles west of Bimini, Bahamas. The cutter ‘Paul Clark’ arrived on the scene of the incident and embarked eight people with no injuries. The US Coast Guard Cutter ‘William Flores’ also embarked two more people.

NZ changes rules for recreational boats after deadly yacht accident

On the aftermath of a fatal accident that killed two crew members of the yacht ‘Platino’ back in June 2016, Maritime NZ announced changes to safety requirements for recreational vessels leaving New Zealand ports for overseas, and for other recreational vessels in New Zealand waters.

USCG finds vessel adrift for over a month after rescuing owners

USCG located a 46-foot sailing vessel that was adrift for more than one month after the vessel owners were rescued from it, off the coast of Grays Harbor, on 16 June.  The Cutter ‘Barracuda’ crew found the ‘Kelaerin’, Sunday while on routine patrol near Fort Bragg more than 440 miles south-southeast from its June position.

Skipper ordered to pay $17,500 after running over a diver

New Zealand’s North Shore District Court has ordered an Auckland boatie to pay $17,500 in reparation, after running over a diver and seriously injuring him. Maritime Rules impose a speed limit of 5 knots (9 km/h) within 50 metres of a person in the water and 200 metres of a boat flying a dive flag.

Cargo ship rescues two from stricken yacht off Darwin

The Singapore-flagged cargo ship ‘IVS Phinda’ has rescued two Australian sailors Monday morning, 370 kilometres north of Darwin. The sailors were travelling from Indonesia to Australia on their yacht, the ‘Jepeda IV’, when they lost their mast in rough weather.

CV24 yacht was not safely manned, says UK MAIB

On 31 October 2017, the UK registered and commercially operated yacht ‘CV24’ ran aground on Cape Peninsula, South Africa. CV24 was abandoned and the crew was rescued uninjured. There was no pollution and the wreck was subsequently disposed of locally. UK MAIB issued an investigation report on the incident.

10 people rescued after their boat capsizes off Nixon beach

USCG, Miami-Dade Fire Department and Fast Response Marine Towing and Salvage rescued 10 people, including five minors, from the water near Nixon Beach, on Saturday. At approximately 7:21 p.m., Miami-Dade dispatch sent USCG watchstanders a report of 10 people in the water from a capsized 20-foot pleasure craft.

USCG rescues yacht lost in fog

The US Coast Guard located a motor vessel with 49 people onboard after one of the passengers called 911 reporting her concerns that the operator had become disoriented in heavy fog off of Navy Pier near the Chicago Harbor breakwall, on Saturday, June 9. The master of the vessel was issued a violation for negligent operations and for operating without the required navigation lights.

Six rescued from sinking vessel off California

A US Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews rescued six people from a sinking vessel 12 miles southeast of Channel Islands Harbor, on Sunday, June 10. There were no reported injuries and all six boaters were reunited at Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor. The mariners were prepared to abandon ship with life jackets on.

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