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Old 14-01-2011, 10:00   #1
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Missing Sailor Found off Louisiana Shore

He was headed to Ocean Springs MS, one of the best places for a cruiser to stop, transient slips are cheap, people are great.

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"Hoffman followed some simple, yet effective, safe boating practices that could have resulted in the difference between life and death," said Lt. Ryan Baxter, a search and rescue coordinator at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center.
"First, he filed a float plan with his wife, which provided us vital information regarding when he left, where he was going and a description of his boat," Baxter stated.
"Secondly, he had a functioning marine-band radio onboard which he used to communicate distress while on the water. They are much more reliable than cell phones."

Missing sailor found off Louisiana shore had rudder trouble in storm, got towed ashore |
Missing Houston man rescued from sailboat | Houston & Texas News | - Houston Chronicle
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Another boat with rudder problems. Anyone know what make the boat is?
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