Boat runs aground with 13 on board

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A fishing boat that ran aground on Stag Rocks with 13 people on board made its own way to Albouy’s Point after being freed.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesman said a passenger called 911 at 10.42pm on Monday and reported that the Rhiona was grounded with 13 on board, including five children.

The caller was asked to put the captain on the line to confirm the boat’s exact position.

The captain said the boat had been heading from Jew’s Bay to Hamilton Harbour when it ran aground and its position was later confirmed to be Stag Rocks.

The spokesman added: “There were no reported injuries on-board and vessel was not taking on water.”

Bermuda Radio started urgent marine information broadcasts to vessels in the area and tasked marine police vessel Rescue One to help.

F/v Rhiona was eventually freed from rocks and continued under own steam to Albuoy’s Point where it was met by marine police for follow-up investigation.”

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Published Aug 24, 2017 at 9:51 am (Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 9:51 am)

Boat runs aground with 13 on board

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