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Scare for divers as boat takes on water

Urgent call: to Bermuda Maritime Operations

A group of lobster divers found themselves in trouble at the weekend after finding their boat was taking on water.

According to a Bermuda Radio incident report, at about 9.35am on Saturday they received an urgent call from the Fly About, which was about 200ft off Fort St Catherine’s Point.

“The four persons on-board who had been lobster diving in the area, were now instructed to don life jackets as assistance was arranged from the shore,” the report stated.

Pilot Boat St David was dispatched from Ordnance Island to assist, but by the time they arrived on the scene the Fly About was already receiving assistance from another boat.

The vessel was reportedly bailed out successfully and recovered by a trailer for repairs at St George’s Harbour.