Caribbean

Vessel On Its Way To Virginia Via St Maarten Diverted Due To Engine Failure And Injured Crew

On Saturday [Feb 6] the 50ft French sailing vessel Buloo diverted to Bermuda as one of the crew members had injured his ribs in a fall.

A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Saturday 6th February, 11:15 am – The 50ft French sailing vessel Buloo, with 2 POB, contacted Bermuda Radio as they were diverting to Bermuda on passage from Norfolk, Virginia to St Maarten. The vessel had suffered engine failure and one of the crew members had injured his ribs in a fall. https://bernews.com/2021/02/ed-vessel-diverted-engine-failure-injured-crew/

“Buloo was offered a commercial tow to assist them in entering St George’s Harbour this was declined and the vessel sailed through town cut without assistance. The injured sailor attended hospital and will fly out of Bermuda, Buloo will continue to St Maarten single handed.”

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