|Sea Link runs aground|
Guardian Senior Reporter
Published: Aug 18, 2012
The Sea Link mail boat ran aground near the Exuma Cays and took on water early yesterday morning, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) said.
RBDF public relations officer Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux said the RBDF got reports that the motor vessel had problems while in the area of Highbourne Cay round 12:30 a.m.
“We got a call from the police operational center indicating that someone from the vessel had called about the accident onboard,” he said. “The vessel had run aground and it was taking on water. That’s the reports we got.”
The RBDF was also told that the vessel had problems maneuvering.
“We got the call, we investigated and we were able to reach the first mate who turned us on to the captain who indicated that everything was in order in terms of controlling their situation,” Deleveaux said.
Still the RBDF dispatched a team to help the captain and crew of the Sea Link.
“They were able to fix what problem they had and were making their way to Nassau Harbour. We had already deployed a vessel with damage control equipment onboard. They remained in the area with the vessel until they were safely in the harbor.”
The vessel arrived in the capital around 6 a.m. yesterday, but Deleveaux could not say if anyone onboard was hurt.
He also could not say how many people were on the Sea Link.