Vessel Taking On Water, Coast Guard Assists

October 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

A vessel, with two people on board, that was taking on water was escorted by the Bermuda Coast Guard vessel to Whites Island and secured ashore.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday, 16th October, 3:15pm: Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre receives a cell phone call from a person onboard a vessel within Hamilton Harbour reporting they are with another vessel which is taking on water they are proceeding to the Waterfront marina.

“The two occupants of the 21 ft boat are currently bailing out, however there is continuous ingress. The caller is worried that the vessel may sink.

“Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre contacts Bermuda Coast Guard who dispatch a Coast Guard vessel with a pump to assist them. Following discussions between the vessel’s owner, Bermuda Coast Guard and Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre ,it is decided to beach the vessel to avoid it sinking.

“The vessel taking on water is escorted by the Bermuda Coast Guard vessel to Whites Island where it is safely beached and secured ashore. The occupants are transferred back to Hamilton by the assisting Bermuda Coast Guard vessel.”

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