Boater Safe After ‘Mayday Call’ In Hurricane

September 20, 2019

A boater made a Mayday Call during Hurricane Humberto after the vessel “became out of control and adrift in the extreme weather conditions,” with the boater eventually making it to Hinson’s Island, where “local residents provided assistance to the solo sailor.”

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Wednesday 18th September, 8:22pm – Bermuda Radio received a Mayday Call on Marine VHF Ch16, from the 72 foot Power Craft Cortina, during the height of winds experienced in Bermuda from Hurricane Humberto.

“The Cortina had been secured to storm moorings in the vicinity of Ports Island, with 1 person onboard. The vessel became out of control and adrift in the extreme weather conditions, a short time later the vessel confirmed being hard aground on Hinson’s Island, and local residents provided assistance to the solo sailor, who was subsequently confirmed safe and secure on the Island.”

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  1. Sailor says:

    I live my boat but I love me more. why put yourself and others at risk. as this person proved….there was nothing they could do but call for help….seriously, why risk it

  2. Real Deal says:

    putting your self in another mans shoes