Coast Guard urges mariners to use survival gear

BOSTON – Coast Guard officials are urging the recreational and commercial boating public to ensure they have appropriate survival gear on board as the winter season arrives. In the past week, three notable incidents have occurred that display the urgent need for vigilance while out at sea. The sailing vessel Raw Faith became disable far off shore while transiting from Massachusetts to Bermuda....

Sailing vessel Raw Faith sinks

BOSTON — The 88-foot sailing vessel Raw Faith sank in approximately 6,000 feet of water about 166 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., Wed., Dec. 8, 2010. The two-person crew of the Raw Faith was rescued around 2:20 p.m., Tues., by a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew. The boat is not considered a hazard to navigation and due to water depth, there is no plan for salvage. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues two from disabled sailing vessel

Rescue swimmer Randall Rice escorts rescued mariners from a HH-60 Jay Hawk Rescue Helicopter at Air Station Cape Cod. BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two men today at about 2:20 p.m. 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., after their boat became disabled. A Coast Guard helicopter crew brought both men to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, located in Bourne, Mass. The crew of the 88-foot sailing...

Coast Guard responds to disabled sailing vessel

USCG file photoBOSTON — The Coast Guard is on scene with a disabled sailing vessel with two people on board about 100 miles southeast of Nantucket, Mass., Dec. 7, 2010. The Raw Faith is an 88-foot sailing vessel that departed Salem, Mass., en route Bermuda. The First Coast Guard District Command Center received notification Dec. 6, 2010 via an emergency position-locating beacon signal from the...