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Date: 10/11/2019

Sunday 10th November, 11:15am. Bermuda Radio received a SPOT message from S/V Tupelo Honey advising the vessel was low on fuel, had sustained damage to the main sail and had concerns about a diabetic crewmember. A US Coast Guard Cutter which was departing Bermuda, was tasked to assist the vessel, rendezvousing approx. 20 nautical miles from Bermuda. Providing fuel and medical supplies. The Sailing Vessel Tupelo Honey subsequently made its way safely into St Georges Harbour during the early hours of Monday.


Date: 10/11/2019

Sunday 10th November, 2:00pm. Bermuda Radio received a satellite telephone call from the Sailing Vessel Ghost which had departed Bermuda on the 6th November, was returning to Bermuda due to mechanical problems. The vessel sailed to the Sea Buoy and was safely towed into St Georges Harbour by Bermuda Yacht Services LINE ONE on Monday evening.


Date: 08/11/2019

Friday 8th November, 12:55am. In the very early hours of Friday morning, the Isle of Man registered, 42,172 grt tanker ENERGY COMMANDER. Reported a sick crewman on onboard and requested assistance, to evacuate a 41 year-old Russian man ashore for hospital attention due to an abdominal complaint. The ENERGY COMMANDER had departed Port Arthur, Texas, U. S. A., several days previous. The patient was transferred at the east of St. David's Lighthouse, to the Pilot / Rescue boat ST. DAVID, and then inshore to Ordnance Island to a waiting ambulance for transport to KEMH. The ENERGY COMMANDER then left Bermuda Waters for her destination port, Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Date: 31/10/2019

Thursday 31st October, 6:15 pm – Bermuda Radio received a call from the from the CARNIVAL SUNSHINE which had departed from Bermuda earlier in the day, advising the vessel was now located 80 miles South West of Bermuda, and were returning to disembark a passenger who had fallen and possibly received a spinal injuries. At 11:20 pm the patient was safely transferred to the pilot/rescue boat ST DAVID and taken inshore to Ordnance Island, where the patient was subsequently transported by Ambulance to KEMH.


Date: 30/10/2019

Wednesday 30th October, 09:55 am – The inbound 53 FT Ketch S/V LADYBUG with 3 POB contacted Bermuda Radio requesting a tow in through Town Cut as the engine is disabled. LADYBUG was able to sail to the Sea Buoy to rendezvous with the Bermuda Yacht Services vessel LINE 1 and was towed to the customs dock.