Wednesday 22 January, 2020

JMU tows boat to safety after distress call near Stingray City

The Joint Marine Unit (JMU) on Thursday towed a vessel to safety after receiving a distress call in the area of Stingray City.

Reports are that at around 6 PM, a vessel, which had one crew member and four passengers on board,had reported that it had been “taking in water”.

The Unit responded the distress call and all five on board  were found safely along with the vessel  were transported to a local docking station.

“We were pleased that all persons were in good health and accounted for, however, boat operators are reminded that having adequate safety equipment on board is crucial, as things can go wrong quickly at sea,” said acting Marine Commander Damenian Maxwell.

 “We also ask that boat operators take special care in ensuring that their vessels are properly examined and in good working order prior to deploying.  You are responsible for the safety of your passengers,”added Maxwell.

 

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