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Date: 03/02/2023

Friday 3rd February 2023 - 3:10pm: RCC Bermuda receives notification that the Cayman Island registered, Chemical Tanker m/v STOLT SINCERITY, had activated an Inmarsat C Distress alert, located approximately 195nm SW from Bermuda. Satellite Telephone communications where established with the vessel, and confirm the 2nd Officer was conducting radio communication checks and tests, and accidently activated the Inmarsat C Distress Alert, this confirmed the vessel was safe and was in fact a False Alert.