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US yacht race 'crash' kills three  At least 3 sailors have died, weeks after a fatal accident off the same coast. Coast Guard is looking for a fourth crew member from the yacht... Teenager completes solo yacht trip   Laura Dekker, 16, a Dutch who set out to become the youngest solo around-the-world sailor, has completed her voyage Warships free hostage taken from yacht  Warships stopped a suspected pirate skiff and rescued a crew member of a French yacht that sent a distress call this week off the coast of Yemen Americans detained pirate negotiators  Before 2 pirate leaders departed the yacht where they held 4 Americans they left instructions: kill the hostages if we do not come back   BP CEO Hayward criticised for yacht trip  Tony Hayward has faced fresh criticism for taking time off to go boating with his son instead of dealing with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill 'Starving' islanders saved by sailor Map of Kanton Island Kiribati  British sailor Alex Bond delivering a yacht from Hawaii to Australia may have been a life-saver for 24 inhabitants of a remote Pacific island   Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht
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1. 2015-08-02 84-year-old Spanish yachtsman rescued from sea after 4 hours Dragonera, Mallorca, Spain
2014-05-23 US ship finds hull of missing yacht North Atlantic, Global
3. 2014-05-18 British yacht missing with 4 on board United Kingdom
4. 2012-04-29 US yacht race 'crash' kills three Southern California
F. 2012-01-21 Teenager completes solo yacht trip
G. 2011-09-10 Warships free hostage taken from yacht Yemen
H. 2011-02-26 Americans detained pirate negotiators Somalia
I. 2010-06-19 BP CEO Hayward criticised for yacht trip Washington
J. 2010-05-11 'Starving' islanders saved by sailor Kanton Island,, Kiribati

British yacht missing with 4 on board
84-year-old Spanish yachtsman rescued from sea after 4 hours Map of Dragonera Mallorca Spain  84-year-old yacht owner who fell into the Mediterranean Sea was rescued four hours later and is still keen to compete in a race   US ship finds hull of missing yacht Map of North Atlantic Global

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Aug.2   Spain

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May.23   Global
  The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic ocean by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said
May.18   United Kingdom  
  Officials say a search has been called off for four Britons missing at sea after their yacht apparently capsized in the mid-Atlantic

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Apr.29   Southern California
Jan.21   Caribbean  

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Sep.10   Yemen
Feb.26   Somalia  

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Jun.19   Washington  
May.11   Kiribati

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Nov.30   Gulf
  Five Britons have been detained by the navy while sailing a Volvo 60 yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race
Nov.20   Somalia British hostages say pirates will kill them  A British couple kidnapped from their yacht pleaded for their life in a video broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 Friday Oct.30   Somalia Ransom demanded for yacht couple  Somali pirates who have kidnapped a couple have issued a ransom demand of $7m (4.3m) in a call to the BBC Apr.10   Somalia   Hostage dies as French attack pirates
  A French hostage and two pirates died Friday in a rescue operation. Four hostages, including a child, were freed from the hijacked yacht
Apr.1   Florida   US marshals seize Madoff property   Marshals have seized the multi-million dollar house, 55-foot (17m) yacht, and a motor boat of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff and his wif... Jan.6   Chile Fears for sailor after race yacht capsizes  Rescuers have made verbal contact with French sailor Jean Le Cam after his yacht VM Materiaux capsized west of Cape Horn

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Apr.16   Paris     Pirates held for questioning  6 pirates who hijacked a French luxury yacht off the coast of Somalia are now in custody in France Apr.11   Paris   Sarkozy: Pirates have released hostages  Pirates have released the 30-member crew of a luxury yacht that was hijacked a week ago off the coast of Somalia Apr.5   Somalia   French navy pursues hijacked yacht  A navy vessel is in pursuit of a luxury 87-meter three-masted yacht which pirates seized off the coast of Somalia a day earlier

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Apr.19   Queensland   'Ghost yacht' found
  Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast

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Dec.27   Sydney Wild Oats snaps yacht race record  Super maxi Wild Oats is taking line honors in less than one day, 19 hours in the 61st Sydney to Hobart yacht race

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Jul.23   Caribbean UK destroyer in $66m cocaine swoop  A British Royal Navy destroyer has seized cocaine from a yacht near the island of Martinique

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Dec.8   Brazil   Police hunt suspects in Blake killing
  20-year-old Rubens da Silva Souza ferried the gang to Blake's yacht. Another is Jose Pantoja da Costa Feb.11   France Yachtswoman sails to solo record
  British solo yachtswoman E. MacArthur completed round-the-world yacht race, as fastest woman to sail around the globe

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