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Coast Guard Searching for Overdue Vessel with 20 People in the Bahamas

Mike Schuler
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December 31, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for an overdue vessel with approximately 20 people on board off the Bahamas.

Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received a report on Tuesday that a blue and white 29-foot Mako Cuddy Cabin vessel, last known to be departing Bimini, Bahamas on Monday, did not arrive as expected.

The vessel and people were reported to be en route to Lake Worth, Florida.

As of Thursday morning, Coast Guard crews had searched approximately 20,000 square miles over about 43 hours.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules aircrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
  • Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvel crew
  • Royal Bahamas Defence Force surface units
  • Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association air assets

Anyone with information is requested to contact Coast Guard District Seven Command Center at 305-415-6800.

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