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Coast Guard cutter sailing to mystery debris site
Virginia watchstanders received a distress signal from an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon on Tuesday morning.
By Carl Prine
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Coasties rescue pair clinging to capsized sailboat for hours
Rescuers transported them to a hospital.
Maritime tip: Get ready for spring boating by preparing for winter
Through November of 2018, Coast Guard crews in the 5th District responded to 14 search and rescue cases due to dead batteries. There were 119 reported engine failures of different sorts and more than 200 cases were due to operator error.
By Public Affairs Specialist 1st Class Andy Kendrick, U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic