Recognition for rescue on Buzzards Bay:
The Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal is awarded to any person who rescues or endeavors to rescue any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other perils at sea within the territorial waters of the United States, or as part of a sailboat race or voyage that originated or stopped in the U.S.
The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee will award the medal to six crew for their rescue of nine people separated from their capsized powerboat in Buzzards Bay (Mass.). These rescuers will be honored by US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar Moderator Richard du Moulin during the 2019 Safety at Sea Seminar on May 18 at SUNY Maritime in the Bronx, N.Y.
On July 26, 2017, Disco Volante, a Hanse 400…
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Dude, where’s my boat?:
Abandoned boats are a bummer, often occurring due to storm damage or financial duress. But a new boat abandoned in mid-Atlantic?
On April 25, the 118ft sailing vessel Knickerbocker, which was inbound to Bermuda, found an abandoned 55ft sailing yacht. After they ascertained its seaworthiness, they towed it along.
The inside of the boat appears to be in good condition and there is no apparent structural damage to the hull. Just bobbing along, alone, with nobody on it. WTF!
The vessel is now under the administration of the Receiver of W…
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