Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) rescued four crewmembers from a sinking vessel in waters off the north coast of the capital late last night.

Shortly after receiving a distress call, the RBDF Harbour Patrol Unit’s Safe Response Boat coxswained by Leading Seaman Omara Miah discovered the disabled vessel at 8:40 pm approximately two nautical miles northwest of Sandals Cay. The four men were found on the stern of the partially submerged 70-foot Catamaran.

Apart from being a little exhausted, the men–two Bahamians and two Americans – were in fair health and subsequently taken to the Harbour Patrol Unit where they were provided medical care. After conducting an initial investigation, the men were released.

During an official ceremony two weeks ago, a Safe Response Boat was handed over to the Defence Force by the United States government. This craft complemented the RBDF existing fleet perfectly suited for harbour security, as well as inter-harbour and coastal patrol missions.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to protect the territorial waters of The Bahamas

(RBDF File Photo shows: Photo of RBDF Harbour Patrol Unit’s Safe Response Boat)


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