Coast Guards assists sailing vessel at Saba

Members of the Coastguard assisting occupants of the vessel get to shore. Photo: Coastguard

THE BOTTOM – In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 11th, the Maritime Operation Center (MOC) received a report of a sailing vessel in need of assistance at Saba. 

The mooring rope broke loose and the sailing vessel ran aground on the west side of the island. Another sailing vessel nearby assisted initially by taking the persons from the stranded vessel. 

Thereafter, the Coast Guard vessel ‘Metal Shark’ assisted with the transportation of a total of 23 persons, including 21 children, to the Harbour of Saba. No casualties were reported.

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