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2002 Capsize & Rescue


The storm that hit Sunday night capsized Caliente, a 44 foot
catamaran.

Here is the official US Coast Guard Operations Summary of
Kokomo’s rescue of Caliente’s crew:

SEARCH AND RESCUE: CAPSIZED SAILBOAT WITH SIX PEOPLE IN THE
WATER – GREYS REEF PASSAGE, NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN

UNITS: Station St. Ignace, Motor Vessel Algomarine, Yacht
Kokamo

Six people were safely recovered after their 44-foot sailing
vessel capsized near White Shoal Light north of Greys Reef
Passage. The vessel was participating in the Chicago to
Mackinac Race when strong winds caused the vessel to capsize
throwing all six people into the water. The vessel was able
to launch a flare which was seen by the motor vessel
Algomarine. The Algomarine contacted Group Sault Ste Marie
and located the capsized vessel. Station St Ignace launched.
The Algomarine provided illumination as the nearby yacht
KokamoO recovered all the people from the water. The sailing
vessel will be removed by commercial salvage. An unknown
amount of gasoline remains on board, but no pollution was
observed. CASE CLOSED

Kokomo was granted 64 minutes of redress for the time they
spent on this rescue. They ended up 1st in class on
corrected time!

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