Photos/Video: Rescued Ninah Crew Arrive Home

January 20, 2017 | 4 Comments

Crew members from the damaged and abandoned 75ft vessel ‘Ninah’ arrived on the island this morning [Jan 20] after being rescued at sea and picked up by the merchant vessel ‘Hercules Leader’.

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Center previously said that ‘Ninah’ was damaged yesterday after being struck by a wave approximately 250 miles southwest of Bermuda, and the six crew onboard declared a Mayday and indicated their intention to abandon the vessel.

The merchant vessel ‘Hercules Leader’ arrived on scene and all crew were successfully recovered. The ‘Hercules Leader’ then made its way to Bermuda where it was met off the east end by the Pilot Boat St David this morning.

The crew, which include Bermudians, were disembarked and transported to Ordnance Island in St. George’s this morning, where relieved family members and friends awaited their arrival, greeting the arriving crew members with hugs.

The crew’s preparedness earned them high praise from the U.S. Coast Guard, who assisted in coordinating the rescue, and said “The crew of the Ninah were well prepared for their voyage and had a plethora of safety and emergency equipment aboard their vessel.

“Their preparation, along with the invaluable assistance from the crew of the AMVER vessel Hercules Leader, contributed to their rescue.”

Hercules Leader Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda, January 20 2017 (3)

Hercules Leader Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda, January 20 2017 (2)

Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda - Pilot Boat St David, January 20 2017 (1)

Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda - Pilot Boat St David, January 20 2017 (3)

Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda - Pilot Boat St David, January 20 2017 (2)

Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda - Pilot Boat St David, January 20 2017 (4)

Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda - Pilot Boat St David, January 20 2017 (5)

Rescued At Sea Ninah Crew Return Home Bermuda, January 20 2017-10

 

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  1. Real Deal says:

    Wow the Pilot boat looks like a punt

  2. Truth Teller says:

    Hope they were searched by customs.

  3. Look both ways says:

    Unfortunate, but well prepared going to sea is a must as shown here by the Capt. and crew of the Ninah. Relived all is well,as we all know to well boats can be replaced.

    • Real Deal says:

      Well there is only so much you can do out at sea.
      It looks like the guy in the light blue hoody and school back is the mechanic. well the only one that looks like he got mechanic in him. So you cant really say were not prepared because they did not bring a mechanic. need to know more information. Are you talking about the type of life jackets they have? because they are not class 1?

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