Grounded Boat Damaged And Towed To Safety

March 19, 2015

On Monday [March 16] a 35′ cabin cruiser was towed off the rocks in the vicinity of Hodgsons Ferry Stop and taken to Mills Creek, where the damaged boat was taken out of the water.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “On Monday 16th March 2015 8:06am, BMOC receives a call from a member of the public advising that a 35′ cabin Cruiser is on the rocks in the vicinity of Hodgsons Ferry Stop. The owner of the vessel is onboard and may require assistance in the strong windy conditions.

“The Duty officer at BMOC tasks the Marine Police to investigate and assist if required. Meanwhile the Hamilton Line Boat Princeton, responds to the call for assistance. Eventually it is established that the vessel is not in difficulty, and the Princeton manages to tow her off the rocks and safely to Mills Creek, where the damaged boat is taken out of the water.”

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  1. Commodore JB of BBIRYC says:

    Amateurs obviously.

  2. Seaman Double M says:

    The phrase “first rodeo” springs to mind.

  3. Cranberry says:

    When are Govt going to finish the job of removing the boats put on the rocks and the bottom by last year’s hurricanes?

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Paperwork. Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. All of the hoops have to be jumped through before M & P will touch anything.

      If the boat is not insured & the owner does not have the cash to salvage, who pays. A sunk boat is not worth much of anything. Nobody works for free. Barge, crane & diver hire is not cheap.

      It is all very well to wave the arms in the air & demand that ‘something’ needs to be done. That ‘something’ costs big bucks.

    • TonyC says:

      What does this have to do with the Government?