Coast Guard, Good Samaritans Rescue Three People Aboard Disabled Sailboat

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The Coast Guard and several good Samaritans rescued three people aboard a disabled sailboat that was found Friday approximately 75 miles southwest of Gualala Point. “These folks are lucky to be alive,” said Capt. Howard Wright, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco. “This happy outcome was the result of tremendous cooperation between the Coast Guard, private companies and vessels. I especially want to thank the crews, agents and owners of the CMA CGA Aquila, Seanna, and Polar Enterprise for selflessly safeguarding the lives onboard the Sirus until Coast Guard crews arrived. This case highlights the vital importance of being properly equipped when starting a voyage and creating a float plan to ensure the Coast Guard is notified if the voyage does not go as planned.”


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