News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : AMVER and the Liberians rescue solo sailor 700nm offshore
AMVER and the Liberians rescue solo sailor 700nm offshore


'Rescue arrives'    .

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 damaged yacht.

This week the US Coast Guard coordinated a good Samaritan crews rescue of a sailor approximately 700 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachussetts, USA.

Watchstanders from the first Coast Guard District command center in Boston were notified at approximately 8 a.m. Monday of a commercial emergency beacon signal registered to the 34-foot Canadian flagged sailing vessel Easy Go.

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew immediately launched to locate the Easy Go.

Remoteness of the rescue was a challenge for the Coast Guard -  .. .  

The district command center watchstanders also contacted available vessels in the area to assist. Crews from the 652-foot motor vessel Bishu Highway and the 751-foot long motor vessel Athina L were able to assist.

The Bishu Highway arrived on scene at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday, and established communications with the Easy Go. The only sailor on board reported that he was uninjured, but the boat had lost its main sail and he was unable to make way. The Bishu Highway was unable to rescue the sailor due to a 50-foot height of the hull above water, but was able to stay on scene until the Athina L could assist.

The Athina L arrived on scene at approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, and safely rescued the sailor.

There were no injuries reported, and the sailor will continue to the Athina L's next port of call of Hunterston, U.K.

<:img Alt_700nm rescue1.JPG :>

The boat's mast was still standing, but the boom had separated and there appeared to be damage to the rigging.

The Athina L is a participant in the Automated Mutual-Assistant Vessel Rescue System, which is sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard and is a unique, computer-based, and voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea.

'This rescue demonstrates the power of partnerships,' said Ben Strong, director of AMVER Maritime Relations. 'The Coast Guard and the commercial shipping industry work together to ensure no call for help goes unanswered. We're proud of the crew of the Athina L and encourage all shipping companies to participate in AMVER.'

With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond. AMVER vessels send periodic position reports to the AMVER center until arriving at their port of call. This data is able to project the position of each ship at any point during its voyage. In an emergency, any rescue coordination center can request this data to determine the relative position of AMVER ships near the distress location. On any day there are more than 5,000 ships available to carry out search and rescue services. AMVER vessels also allow a greater reach for search-and-rescue missions further out to sea and it saves resources, time and money of the Coast Guard when they assist.

Weather on scene was 15-to-20-foot seas with 40-knot winds.


by US Coast Guard/Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116468

7:28 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
EPIRB's and rescues

Related News Stories:

22 Oct 2013  No radio, no EPIRB, coastguard rescues worrying crew
21 Sep 2013  Called to the rescue - a gripping account by a solo sailor
08 Sep 2013  Never-say-die searchers for Nina find a new satellite image
19 Aug 2013  Could this image be the missing schooner Nina's life raft?
18 Aug 2013  Vital life raft stowage lessons after inquiry into fatal sinking
07 Aug 2013  Yacht bought July, abandoned in August, Austrians' Pacific rescue
02 Aug 2013  Teen tells of rescue as tall ship sank off Ireland
28 Jul 2013  Relative claims missing schooner crew 'could still be surviving'
28 Jul 2013  'Perfect preparation' with PLB saves life of solo MOB
26 Jul 2013  'Gathering Cruise' Tall ship hits rocks and sinks - all crew rescued
MORE STORIES ...






Cruising USA































Estimating the diversity of life by Australian Institute of Marine Science,














Will your lifelines pass this sailing test? by Captain John Jamieson, Florida


Aventura's passage to Annapolis by Cornell Sailing,






Earth Wind Map - with typhoons by Sail-World Cruising,














Canadian shipwreck discovery solves 170-year-old mystery
British couple help stranded Syrian refugees to safety
Blue Planet Odyssey yacht completes Northwest Passage transit
World ARC fleet embarks on leg 11, across the Indian Ocean
Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners
How to make a distance scale for faster navigation
New maps of the polar regions reveal unseen world beneath the ice
Naval Commanders talk on-going piracy threat at sea
Erie, Pennsylvania - Small place, big boating
EU Naval Force frigate, ESPS Navarra aids yacht in the Gulf of Aden
Insurance, towing and safety 'provisions' reminder for snowbirds
A guide to steering without a rudder + Video - a must read and watch!!
You scratched my seagrass!
Cocos Keeling Islands - Yet another paradise for the World ARC fleet
Hurricane Odile: Two Brits missing in Mexico after yacht overturns
Sailor texts girlfriend for help after yacht sinks in Bristol Channel
Gas safety: don’t let it go off the boil
Arctic sea ice summer minimum 2014: A scientific perspective
British Virgin Islands, a taste of Caribbean cruising
The Galley Guys take on the Vancouver International Boat Show
Are you ready to enter that marina?   
Cruising the Bay of Quinte and Thousand Islands   
Ten safe and clean refueling tips for boaters   
World ARC fleet moored at Christmas Island   
Blue Planet Odyssey welcomed to Bora Bora   
Remember to properly dispose of obsolete distress beacons   
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall in the US   
World ARC fleet bids farewell to Bali   
Antarctic Team discovers mechanism for massive ice shelf collapse   
Baltic 4 Nations - Next edition sets sail July 2015   
BoatUS offers 'Boater's Guide To Winterizing'   
Yachts prepare for second Atlantic Odyssey, departing this November   
Thai drama with Phuket yacht clampdown   
Sailing Rallies launch two new events at PSP Southampton Boat Show   
World ARC crews in Bali   
Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up?   
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor   
Citizen science model proposed to fill fundamental ocean data gap   
Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings   
The Boat Cookbook   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT