Divers Clear Rope From Sailboat’s Propellor

June 6, 2014

On Tuesday [June 3] divers operating inside of St. George’s Harbour successfully cleared a  length of rope caught in a 53 foot sailboat’s propellor.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “During a routine call with Bermuda Yacht Services, RCC Bermuda was advised that inbound SV Zuma, a 53 foot sloop with 3 persons onboard, had a length of rope caught in the vessel’s propellor.

“SV Zuma requested BYS provide divers on arrival to clear the prop so the vessel could continue manoeuvring into St. George’s Harbour. SV Zuma sailed safely as far as the Sea Buoy, east of St. George’s Town Cut and was safely towed into St. George’s Harbour by BYS workboat Line One at 8:40pm.

“Once inside the Harbour, the propellor was successfully cleared by divers.”

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  1. Commodore JB says:

    Marine garbage and flotsam are an ever present hazard for fellow yachtsmen and I. Seaman Four Twos has an advantage as he has a prop-less yacht.

  2. Triangle Drifter says:

    Had that happen before. Right in front of Flatts Bridge. Forgot to shorten the dinghy painter. There was much scrambling to be done. fortunately got ahold of one of the moored boats before being sucked through the bridge.

    Doo Doo happens

  3. Hard stuff says:

    I did this for my boat last saterday. hard stuff with out the right tools. flat tip saraded blaid is the best