Emergency beacon saves French sailor as Coast Guard coordinates AMVER vessel’s high-seas rescue

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A French national was rescued from the ocean 1,381 miles east of San Juan Thursday when the merchant vessel Sebring Express was diverted to the area at the request of the Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders. The watchstanders received notification of an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon broadcast, assigned to the sailing vessel Nacouda at 2:51 p.m. Thursday. Using...