Boat Parade Spectators Run Aground In Harbour

December 9, 2013

At just past 8pm on Saturday evening [Dec 7] a 51 foot cabin cruiser — with 19 passengers onboard who were watching the Christmas Boat Parade — ran aground on Reid Island in Hamilton Harbour.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “The 51 foot cabin cruiser Old Blue Water ran aground on Reid Island, 400 metres NW of Hinson’s Island, in Hamilton Harbour.

“Marine Police attended and another local boat evacuated 19 passengers while the crew attempted to get the boat underway.

“The passengers and crew were spectating at the annual Christmas Boat Parade and the passengers were un-injured and were safely landed at Barr’s Bay without further incident.

“Shortly afterwards the Old Blue Water was reported afloat and made it safely to Pitt’s Bay under own power.”

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    There are boaters who have run aground. The rest will have their turn some day. Lots of day boaters were out Saturday night. It is a whole different world on the water at night.

  2. Vice Commodore SM says:

    Amateurs on boats. The person at the helm needs some boating instruction.

  3. Rear Admiral Four Two's says:

    I am glad that all aboard made it back to dry land uninjured. The sea can be a dangerous place when you combine Christmas lights and 51 foot cabin cruisers….

  4. Boo says:

    Ran aground after how many heinekens?