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U.S. Coast Guard notified 3 overdue boaters safely arrived to Bahamas

MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from US Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater
USCG MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson (archive).

USCG: the boaters safely arrived to Bahamas

MIAMI —​ The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search for​ three overdue boaters aboard a 21-foot white cabin cruiser who were on their way from Sugarloaf Key, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas after they reported that they were safe and reached the Bahamas, the past Saturday.

Operation Bahamas, Turks & Caicos officials confirmed, the Saturday, that the three Bahamian boaters had safely arrived at the Bahamas. The boaters reported that their vessel became disabled approximately 5 nautic miles north of Andros Island, Bahamas and a good Samaritan towed them to Red Bay, Bahamas.

The U.S. Coast Guard searched 21,726 square nautical miles for 90 hours.

Coast Guard assets searched:​

The U.S. Coast Guard urges people to be prepared when taking to the sea, especially for longer voyages. A VHF-radio, extra food and water, life jackets and flares are just a few of the things that can keep you prepared while you’re out on the water. Filing a float plan is also key before you head out. It’s as easy as telling family and friends where you’re going to, coming from and for how long so they have all the important information if they need to make the call for help.

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