Originally Posted by BeachyLife
Supposedly the CG found his GPS
on board and are sending it back. Is is possible to extract any info from it that might give us a clue as to where his boat has been since he went missing?
Sorry for your family's loss.
Depending on the GPS model, options selected, whether it was in use, etc., some GPS's will retain some or all tracking data for varying times and distances.
Try to find out from the USCG what brand and model GPS it is and relay it here, somebody here will know of it and have an operation manual.
There are also certain "national technical means/resources" that know exactly where it might be, if you could get them to pass it on.
If the boat is still afloat, a salvage could
be attempted, the least cost way would probably be if Greg had some sailing friends who might attempt a salvage voyage, 14-1500 miles isn't an impossible distance, depending on the vessel.
However, I'm skeptical of the report of the USCG leaving the boat drifting out there.
We're a Coastie family
, (and unofficially) in many similar encounters (particularly with drug runners), the CG will use the opportunity to scuttle a vessel to allow the gun crew some practice, rather than leave a 'navigational hazard' (no point in "cutting the hoses", or opening the seacocks, when a fun gunnery evolution can be availed of on the deep).
I read somewhere that the CG had sent a buoy tender
to intercept the C drive, so it may not have had appropriate armament.
If so, I'm curious why they didn't just hoist it aboard for retreival, a buoy tender
(of all vessels) is equipped for such operations, although maybe not having the capacity for that particular boat.
Anyway, some possible questions you might ask of the USCG.