Coral Harbour Base, 01 MAY ‘18 (RBDF): Quick thinking marines attached to the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Harbour Patrol Unit prevented much damage assisted in securing one of
three breakway freighters on Tuesday afternoon near Potter;s Cay Dock.
After receiving information at 1:00 p.m. of a breakaway Haitian freighter, Patrol Craft P—115
was dispatched to the area of Potter’s Cay east of the Sir Sidney Poitier Bridge. On arrival, they
discovered that a 68-ft freighter had drifted west along the channel. Attempts to anchor the vessel
were unsuccessful, and the Marines eventually guided the freighter into shallow waters west of
Bay Street Marina.
No one was onboard the freighter, which caused damages to two boats. The Defence Force
Marines were able to prevent the drifting vessel from causing additional damages to other vessels
in the area. This matter was turned over to the Port Department for further investigations. The
two remaining vessels that had broke away were secured by persons in the area without incident.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to protect and safeguard the territorial waters of
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