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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Audio: Hoax Distress Call from the "Charmblow" #USGS #SAR

 Coast Guard released mayday call from the "Charmblow" - 'We are abandoning ship': Distress call of sinking boat carrying two adults and two young children off San Francisco coast released...




 The Coast Guard canceled a search for a group of missing boaters off the coast of Monterey Tuesday
 United States Coast Guard canceled a search for a group of missing boaters off the coast of Monterey Tuesday. The agency said a distress call from the missing boat may have been a hoax.

The Coast Guard received an emergency call for help on Sunday, a rough day at sea for which severe-weather advisories had been issued. A married couple and two young boys were reportedly on the disabled boat.

 The man who made the distress call said the boat was taking on water and its onboard electronics were not working, including its vital GPS devices.

The distress call said the family was abandoning ship and was preparing to use flotation devices.Authorities think the call may have been a hoax. No families or boats have been reported missing in the days since the distress call was received. Rescuers have been searching the surrounding area by sea and by air.

Harbor masters on the coastline from Monterey to Half Moon Bay said No boats Missing.



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