Coast Guard rescues overdue mariner 270 miles off NC

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U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast
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11/16/2023 03:54 PM EST

CAPE MAY, N.J. — Coast Guard crews rescued an overdue mariner 270 miles off Hatteras, North Carolina, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector New York watchstanders received a report of lost communications from the family of the mariner who departed Jersey City, New Jersey, en route to Bermuda, stating that they lost contact on Nov. 6, and that as of Tuesday, he was considered overdue.
The sailing vessel Windward Passage floats adrift 270 nautical miles from Hatteras, North Carolina, Nov. 15, 2023. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, based in Cape May, New Jersey, arrived on scene and safely transferred the mariner aboard the cutter.