Tag: Boating News

Coast Guard Rescues 4 Men, 5 Women From Disabled Pleasure Craft Near Judith’s Fancy 

CHRISTIANSTED — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued nine persons from a disabled vessel Sunday evening, about 100 yards east of Judith’s Fancy in St. Croix. The rescued, four men and five women, were reportedly residents of St. Croix.  Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a VHF Channel-16 communication from the pleasure craft […]

Rower Who Stopped In The BVI Gets An Audience With Pope Francis In Italy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Don Victor Mooney of Queens, New York was invited to attend Pope Francis General Audience on World AIDS Day this month. Mooney was joined by his family when he met his excellency.  On a fourth try he completed a transatlantic row from Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, a part of Spain’s Canary Islands […]

Coast Guard Helps Sailboat Reach Its ‘Destination’ With Rescue At Sea

SALT RIVER — Unsure how to sail, not knowing how to deploy their anchor, out of fuel and essentially lost just nine miles north of St. Croix, the new owners of a sailboat deployed the boat’s emergency beacon Tuesday morning and waited for rescue. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received the Emergency Positioning […]

Boat Explosion In St. John Causes Multiple Injuries Near Westin Resort Friday: VIPD

CRUZ BAY — A boat explosion in St. John caused multiple injuries and sent at least two people to the hospital late Friday morning, authorities confirmed. The propane gas explosion happened about 11:07 a.m. Friday near the Westin Resort dock in Chocolate Hole Great, the Virgin Islands Police Department and social media said.  “Police officers […]

Nicaragua Finds Boat With Bodies Of 6 Migrants In Caribbean

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan authorities said the bodies of six people, apparently migrants, have been found in a small boat drifting off the Caribbean coast. The Interior Ministry said a Republic of Guinea passport belonging to a 31-year-old man was found on one of the bodies. The passport had no Nicaraguan entry stamp in it. […]

Boats Anchored Too Closely Together In Magen’s Bay Draw The Attention of Authorities Sunday: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two boats anchored too closely together in Magen’s Bay on St. Thomas drew the attention of authorities Sunday morning who said the people and boats did not follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. The people in the water, owners of the two boats involved, were given warnings and asked to separate after the […]

Yachts Anchored Too Closely Together In Magens Bay Get Local Citizens Riled Up

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Yachts apparently anchored too closely together on St. Thomas earned the ire of several concerned citizens on social media this weekend. Ronnie Lockhart of St. Thomas posted a photo to Facebook which depicts a large grouping of boats near Magens Bay. Concerned citizens complained because they felt marine regulations were not being […]

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Missing Boater After He Is Rescued By Police

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police concluded their search for an overdue boater, who was found stranded and rescued by the crew of a Puerto Rico Police marine unit this morning on “Cayo Collado” in Lajas. Rescued is Francisco Palomo, 55, who reportedly rented a Caribbean skiff Wednesday morning at the […]

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Kayaker In Distress Near Perseverence Bay

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The crew of a Boat Forces Detachment St. Thomas 33 Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued a kayaker in distress west of Perseverance Bay Sunday evening, authorities said. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call from a Saint Thomas 911 Emergency Service operator at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting […]