Deputy Governor & Minister Meet Rescued Crew

June 30, 2016

Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson and the Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy visited the sailors who were rescued by a passing cargo ship 900 miles southeast of Bermuda when they had to abandon their vessel due to a fire.

One crew-member died due to injuries sustained in the incident, while another burn victim was airlifted to the US. The remaining survivors are being temporarily housed at the Sailors Home on Richmond Road, prior to repatriation.

Through an interpreter, the Indonesian and Chinese crewmen discussed their harrowing experience, together with their concerns regarding the events on the high seas and their immediate plans for the future.

The Deputy Governor and Minister were escorted by Captain Gamaralage Pat Nawaratne, Chief Marine Surveyor, of Bermuda’s Department of Maritime Administration.

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Minister meet with rescued sailors (2)

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  1. Long says:

    Anyone know exactly what and how they were fishing?

    • The Boomvang says:

      fish hooks, line, bait. fish WHY longliners anything that bites in International waters

  2. Wrong gift says:

    What Fahy really wants to do is give them Bermuda status :)

    • Hotgog says:

      Lets see how long they are on island for.

    • bdaguy says:

      Ya he always got to get his hands into everything he should go fishing

  3. sage says:

    Ya boy’s looking at them shorts like wt…

  4. Please says:

    Wht the hell the going to do with damn bermuda shorts… photo op

  5. takbir Sharrieff says:

    Gestures of good faith to all foreigners who find themselves stranded on our shores or whatever reason beyond their control are welcome and good diplomacy. Opportunistic birds of passage for any other reason are ,,,,,suspect, and need to be scrutinized,Peace,.

  6. smh says:

    Ok whose idea was it. These people lost everything. THEY CAN’T EAT BERMUDA SHORTS!!

    Sums up the govt. perfectly….UNRELATABLE AND OUT OF TOUCH!!!

  7. Average Bermudian says:

    fey ?


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