Comments for: Belfast man rescued off coast of Colombia

Posted March 23, 2012, at 3:21 p.m.
Last modified March 23, 2012, at 3:42 p.m.

BELFAST | A Belfast man was saved Thursday after his boat started taking on water off Cartagena, Colombia, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard did not name the 69-year-old Mainer, but said he was alone and 10 miles out to sea when Colombian officials saw him …


The rescue took place Thursday, not Friday.

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  • Anonymous

    Gutsy open water sailing with no VHF and no EPRB.   Luck carried the day – not adequate emergency equipment.

    • Anonymous

       I want to crew on your boat,eh?

  • Why would anyone have a boat on the ocean without a vhf radio?

  • Anonymous

    Well you cannot get much more stupid then this, no radio…..really? A radio is so basic and cost almost nothing, you can buy a new one for under $100.00. I hope that he gets charged for the rescue and that it cost him a bunch, he placed other people in danger to come and get his dumb butt!

  • Anonymous

    Shiver me timbers.
    That was close.

    Boat for sale : Cheap.

  • Anonymous

    In a boat off Cartagena? Was he romancing the stone?

  • Guest

    I’m surprised that the Columbian Coast Guard had room for another passenger. They must have thrown 200 pounds of the “good stuff” overboard to make room.

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