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Crew rescued from sinking trimaran

Bermuda Maritime Operations at Fort George (File photograph by Tamell Simons)

Three people were rescued from a sinking vessel about 250 miles off the coast of Bermuda this weekend.

According to an incident report by Bermuda Maritime Operations, RCC Norfolk contacted RCC Bermuda on Sunday morning, December 4, 2022, about a 44ft trimaran, Buddy, which began to take on water while sailing from Woods Hole, Massachusetts to Bermuda.

“The yacht broadcast a distress message by VHF radio, from a position 250 miles northwest of Bermuda,” the report said.

“Thankfully, the yacht Vamoose was only 8.5 miles away from the distress position and also inbound for Bermuda.

“The crew of the trimaran abandoned into a dinghy and were picked up by the crew on-board Vamoose only a few minutes later, which was incredibly lucky considering their location.”

Vamoose reached the pilot and customs house in St George on Monday evening, with the three crew from the Buddy “uninjured and in good spirits considering their ordeal”.

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Published December 06, 2022 at 9:48 pm (Updated December 06, 2022 at 9:48 pm)

Crew rescued from sinking trimaran

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