Two boaters are grateful to be home after they were rescued from their disabled vessel by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force late Thursday night.

Two Bahamian men left Riverwatch Marine in Florida on Wednesday morning enroute to Abaco onboard a 29-ft Cabin Cruiser. After they did not arrive at their destination within the expected time, concerned relatives informed the relevant authorities. A search was immediately conducted by members of the Defence Force, BASRA and a US Coast Guard aircraft.

Patrol craft P-129 coxswained by Petty Officer Acadia Smith discovered the disabled vessel at 11:45 pm on Thursday anchored 5 nautical miles off Mangrove Cay, Grand Bahama. The men in the vessel were a little dehydrated but were in fair health and subsequently brought into the Defence Force‘s Northern Command facility; their vessel had experienced mechanical problems.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is committed maintaining a strong presence within our maritime domain to safeguard the people of The Bahamas.

(FILE PHOTO shows RBDF Patrol craft)

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