Two people and a dog on board a small sailboat missing since Sunday were rescued 200 miles off the coast of Delaware by a cargo ship. The boat had lost power and run out of fuel, and the vessel was the subject of a huge coast guard search. The search was somewhat urgent, because the boat’s path took it past  infamous Cape Hatteras, the Graveyard of the Atlantic. All on board were rescued, but, per the US Coast Guard, they could have saved themselves a lot of grief with a little more knowledge and planning.

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