Sailing Vessel Arrives Safely In St. Maarten

December 7, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Canadian vessel Exception has arrived safely in St. Maarten after not reporting its position for several days, which lead the U.S. Coast Guard to land in Bermuda yesterday [Dec 6] as part off their search mission for the boat, which departed Bermuda on November 27.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “The sailing vessel ‘EXCEPTION’ arrived safely into the island of St. Maarten yesterday evening. The U.S. Coastguard C-130 aircraft positioned at L.F. Wade International Airport is due to return to the U.S. early this morning.”

During the search, the Duty Officer at the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre said, “The U.S. Coast Guard are currently searching for the 34ft white & blue Canadian flagged sloop ‘Exception’ which departed Bermuda on the 27th November bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Although having reported an expected arrival in San Juan on the 7th December, the single-handed sailor has not updated his position for a few days now by means of a ‘SPOT’ device, resulting in family members ashore raising the alarm.”

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  1. Real Deal says:

    Very Good news. I was in this guys company before he left. Seem like a nice guy glad he is safe. Its 2016 going 2017 we should know about the well-being of vessels out greater the 35 NM out. How do we expect our fishermen to go out further and stay longer to bring back more fish to reduce the cost of local fish. Come on people it is 2017; no one should be lost once your in our waters. Once you are in our waters it should be “no worries we got your Back Brah” and that should be at less 400NM not 35 NM. Its not like we are surrounded by water. Think about it people we are the only ones out here in the Atlantic we should be running the show on marine technology advancements and activity

    • Terry says:

      And where will the money come from if you want a real deal.

      • Real Deal says:

        The money is already here. The only problem is we need clever people to see it for what it is. we need to go back to using the old fashion common sense. We need to do the research and not hire someone to do the research for us. That is half the cost right there. example someone quoted me over 30K for a job but because i did the research myself i can get the same job done for 8k. some where in history we started to think that rest of the world is smarter then us and we can not do what they can. This caused us to hire all these consultants when we should be the one to become the expert on what we are interested in.

        example the MW solar implementation.

  2. Say Whaat? says:

    Glad he’s safe. I agree with Real Deal.

  3. bdaboy says:

    “we should be running the show on marine technology advancements and activity”

    We could have been a hub for transatlantic communications cables, but the PLP put a stop to that. We could have been a financial center for offshore banking, but too many would rather sit on a wall and complain that there are no jobs for them. We could be leaders in green energy production, but we’d rather pay some of the highest prices in the world for electricity generated by imported fossil fuel.
    We did once have an internationally renowned hotel school….but we know what happened there too.
    Lets just hope there’s a market for pink sand in the future.

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