Windsurfer Stranded Due To Equipment Failure

February 25, 2021

On Saturday [Feb 20] a windsurfer was “stranded due to equipment failure” off Spanish Point, with a Good Samaritan vessel assisting the windsurfer.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday 20th February, 1:20 pm – A member of the public called RCC Bermuda by telephone to report a windsurfer stranded, due to equipment failure, off Spanish Point in the vicinity of Hogfish Beacon. The caller intends to proceed to their boat and recover the windsurfer, should take about 15 minutes to get to the boat in Fairylands Creek.

“RCC Bermuda broadcasts an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast requesting assistance. Bermuda Coast Guard responds and advises they will mobilise a vessel and should be underway in 15 minutes.

“The Good Samaritan vessel arrived shortly before the Coast Guard and recovered the windsurfer.”

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