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February 21, 2010
A classic sailing schooner has departed from the Florida Keys bound for earthquake-ravaged Haiti with more than 10 tons of relief supplies. The 74-foot(22.5-meter)-long boat's cargo of food, water, medicine, tools and other supplies, donated by Keys residents and businesses, began the 650-mile (1,050-kilometer) voyage Saturday with seven crew members to a remote Haitian coastal village. Although the village suffered minimal damage from the Jan. 12 earthquake, it has become overcrowded with Haitians who fled Port-au-Prince.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile frigate Vandegrift returned here Wednesday with 15 officers, 190 enlisted sailors and a sick baby named Lyra. The rescue of the 1-year-old and her family from their crippled sailboat hundreds of miles out at sea was accomplished by a joint effort of the Coast Guard, California Air National Guard and the Navy, which redirected the Vandegrift from a training mission off Southern California. Avoiding the news media, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters - Lyra and 3-year-old Cora - disembarked at Naval Air Station North Island.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1987
Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol conducted an air and sea search off Sunset Beach Saturday night after an unmanned sailboat was found drifting off the coast, according to Lt. Larry Khune. The search began around 6:30 p.m. The effort involved vessels and a helicopter from the Coast Guard, and a sheriff's helicopter.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"All Is Lost" begins in darkness. There is a voice, though. Weary, almost apologetic, our man speaks of struggle, of trying and failing against an unforgiving sea. But soon the words stop and other languages - sight, sound, silence - pick up the story. And a face. Weathered and worn by time, Robert Redford is our man. The only one you will see in this spare and unsparing film. A superhero in a hoodie and sneakers in the unlikeliest of action adventures. The mission impossible is not to save the world, but himself.
NATIONAL
September 3, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Warming global temperatures and melting polar ice caps have helped a trio of explorers go where few men have gone before. In an account of their voyage posted Monday, the crew of the 31-foot Belzebub II - a fiberglass sailboat with a living space the size of a bathroom - described how they crossed through the M'Clure Strait in northern Canada, a decreasingly ice-packed route through the famed Northwest Passage. The international three-man crew - an American, Canadian and Swede - claim to have piloted the first sailboat to do so. The route is named after 19th century British explorer Robert McClure, the first person to cross the elusive Arctic passage that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, an arduous, frosty trek that nearly killed his men. But last week, scientists said the area of floating sea ice in the Arctic had fallen to the lowest level ever observed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile frigate Vandegrift returned here Wednesday with 15 officers, 190 enlisted sailors and a sick baby named Lyra. The rescue of the 1-year-old and her family from their crippled sailboat hundreds of miles out at sea was accomplished by a joint effort of the Coast Guard, California Air National Guard and the Navy, which redirected the Vandegrift from a training mission off Southern California. Avoiding the news media, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters - Lyra and 3-year-old Cora - disembarked at Naval Air Station North Island.
NEWS
August 13, 1986 | United Press International
A Polish sailboat arrived Tuesday for the Statue of Liberty's 100th birthday celebration--more than a month late because of a storm but with its crew healthy, the Coast Guard said. Another Polish sailboat, the Stomil, arrived in New York Harbor four days late for the Fourth of July festivities. It has since sailed to Buffalo, New York and Chicago, arriving in Chicago a day late. The sloop Gaudeamus arrived Tuesday in New York Harbor, delayed by rough weather, the Coast Guard said.
NEWS
July 20, 1986 | United Press International
A couple were rescued Saturday after being adrift in a 38-foot sailboat for two days, the Coast Guard said. The two, from Bellingham, Wash., were stranded when their boat developed rudder and engine troubles about 1,000 miles northeast of the Hawaiian Islands, officials said. The Coast Guard found the couple after receiving distress signals from the boat's emergency locater transmitter. They were reported in good condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
The Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for four people, including two young children, who were believed to be missing after a distress call from what was said to be a sinking sailboat in the ocean south of San Francisco. Officials are investigating the possibility that the incident was a hoax. Searchers using aircraft and sea vessels found "no signs of distress, no signs of debris, no reports of missing people," Coast Guard spokesman Mike Lutz said. The agency will continue to investigate the case, including whether the initial distress call was a hoax, Lutz said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1987 | MARK HENRY, Times Staff Writer
The Coast Guard ended its search Sunday evening for a Simi Valley man who was reported missing Saturday after he fell from a sailboat in rough seas off the coast of Oxnard. Ken Bauman, 24, was presumed dead after the Coast Guard found no trace of him outside the Channel Islands Harbor in Ventura County, Chief Petty Officer Joseph Hartline said. Bauman was reported missing Saturday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
A sailboat carrying 80 to 90 bales of marijuana ran aground in Newport Beach on Monday after the  U.S. Coast Guard  attempted to stop and board it, authorities said. During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard crew spotted a sailboat entering Newport Harbor near Balboa Island and decided to board it for an equipment check, authorities said. As Coast Guard officials approached at 1 a.m., the sailboat veered right and came ashore at Ruby Avenue and South Bayfront. Two men jumped from the boat and ran away, authorities said.
WORLD
June 1, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Long before a retired Southern California couple and two friends were shot and killed aboard their sailboat off the Horn of Africa in February 2011, the threat from Somali pirates was frighteningly clear. Since 2005, heavily armed Somalis in jury-rigged speedboats had hijacked scores of oil tankers, cargo ships and private yachts, holding hundreds of crew members hostage for lucrative ransoms. The brigands had crippled shipping in some of the world's busiest sea lanes, costing companies an estimated $5 billion a year.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
CANNES, France - For his 2011 Wall Street drama "Margin Call," writer-director J.C. Chandor put an ensemble of stars including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Zachary Quinto into corporate offices and had them talk furiously as a crisis at their characters' firm climbed up to the executive suites. Chandor's unconventional new film, "All Is Lost," unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival this week, goes in a vastly different direction: It features just one character, played by Robert Redford, on a sailboat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
The Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for four people, including two young children, who were believed to be missing after a distress call from what was said to be a sinking sailboat in the ocean south of San Francisco. Officials are investigating the possibility that the incident was a hoax. Searchers using aircraft and sea vessels found "no signs of distress, no signs of debris, no reports of missing people," Coast Guard spokesman Mike Lutz said. The agency will continue to investigate the case, including whether the initial distress call was a hoax, Lutz said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2012 | By Mike Reicher, Los Angeles Times
A Newport Beach boat builder's efforts to restore a historic 1916 sailboat in a yard at his home may have finally run aground. After Dennis Holland, 67, missed an Aug. 30 date to disassemble the Shawnee, Newport Beach city attorneys last week asked the courts to appoint a receiver and remove the boat from a side yard at his Holiday Road home. Although this appears to bring the project close to its end, Holland said he remains optimistic despite being slowed by recent chemotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.
NATIONAL
September 3, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Warming global temperatures and melting polar ice caps have helped a trio of explorers go where few men have gone before. In an account of their voyage posted Monday, the crew of the 31-foot Belzebub II - a fiberglass sailboat with a living space the size of a bathroom - described how they crossed through the M'Clure Strait in northern Canada, a decreasingly ice-packed route through the famed Northwest Passage. The international three-man crew - an American, Canadian and Swede - claim to have piloted the first sailboat to do so. The route is named after 19th century British explorer Robert McClure, the first person to cross the elusive Arctic passage that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, an arduous, frosty trek that nearly killed his men. But last week, scientists said the area of floating sea ice in the Arctic had fallen to the lowest level ever observed.
NEWS
June 15, 2008 | Monica Rhor, Associated Press
As night slid into day and back into night, and reef fish nibbled at their skin and the Gulf of Mexico roiled around them, the five survivors of the sinking of the Cynthia Woods sailboat kept talking. Steve Conway, a retired Coast Guard commander and one of the sailboat's safety officers, told some of the sea stories he's famous for, careful to avoid "ones that involve utter calamity." Then, he told reporters later, he detailed the protocol for Coast Guard rescues, giving the four Texas A&M students floating alongside him in the gulf a timeline for the help they were certain would come.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2010 | By Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for an experienced sailor whose empty 30-foot sailboat ran aground on the beach one mile south of the Santa Monica Pier. Tom Kirschbaum, an attorney, set out from Santa Catalina Island on Sunday morning, en route to the mainland. He was returning from a sailboat race. Coast Guard vessels and aircraft searched for the missing skipper throughout the night, covering 2,000 square miles. A human being could survive about nine hours in the chilly waters, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said.
TRAVEL
September 2, 2012 | By Amanda Jones
PSERIMOS, Greece - "Our boats are for people who don't like crowds," Muhammet Okumus, our captain, tells me. "Even though there can be six or so gulets in a bay in summer, the places we go never see cruise ships. " He's right. It's easy to be basking in the solitary glory of an Aegean inlet and suddenly feel territorial when another gulet with all of eight passengers pulls into your bay. Okumus pulls out a map and asks me, "Where do you want to go next?" I cannot remember ever being asked that on a cruise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2012 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
A sailboat participating in this year's Newport Beach-to-Ensenada race broke into pieces when it slammed into North Coronado Island in the dark of night, an independent review has concluded. All four crew members were killed in the April 28 accident, which sank the 37-foot sailboat Aegean a few miles off the coast of Mexico. The extent of the destruction - tiny pieces of debris were scattered over a wide area of ocean - led to initial speculation that a much larger ship had crushed the sailboat.
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