Safety training turns into the real thing


A boat owner has expressed his gratitude to the marine community for rescuing him and a buddy after their vessel capsized.

The pair was preparing to act as a safety 'crash' boat for the Bermuda Powerboat Association (BPA) Round the Island race at 1 p.m. when their own a 28-foot Sea Fox started taking on water. The skipper set off flares and called his son, who relayed the emergency to Bermuda Maritime Operations (Harbour Radio) at 12.30 p.m. and a Mayday was issued.

The first boat to respond was the Spirit of Bermuda which found the two men clinging to the hull.

Click here to read a report in The Royal Gazette.