40 Foot Sailing Boat Agound, US Coast Guard HU-16 Dispatched


40 Foot Sailing Boat Aground, US Coast Guard HU-16 Dispatched  

March 23, 1974- The 40-foot sailing vessel Lorisel II reported she was aground one mile southeast of North Rock, Bahamas, off the eastern shore of Bimini. An HU-16 aircraft and the USCGC Cape Shoalwater were dispatched to assist.

The aircraft located the vessel and a local island boat, which was diverted to remove two women and a child from Lorisel II. Cape Shoalwater re-floated the vessel, returned the passengers, and the Lorisel II got underway with no apparent damage.

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