Sailboat, crew found safe

BOSTON – The sailboat Elan and its crew were found safe approximately four miles north of Race Point near Provincetown, Mass., today.

Coast Guard Sector Boston received a call from the Salem Harbor Master around 8:30 a.m., reporting the Elan crew notified them they were disabled but still making their way toward Florida on sail power.

The harbor master relayed the Elan’s position to the Coast Guard and a 41-foot rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Point Allerton was dispatched to the area. They located the Elan and confirmed two-person crew was uninjured and not in any distress.

The crew did not requested any Coast Guard assistance.

“We encouraged the family and crew to develop a more structured communication plan for the rest of the trip,” said Lt. Duane Ripley, the command duty officer for Sector Boston. “We also recommended the crew file a float plan with their family letting them know when and where they plan to stop.”

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