Cruise Ship Carnival Dream Recovers Stranded Boaters

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant transported two men to Fort Pierce, Fla., after being stranded east of Sebastian Inlet, Fla., Sunday.

Rescued were Bahamian citizens Deon Lathen and Ted Lainge.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami command center received a report from the owner of the overdue vessel, Tera Bite, after the vessel failed to arrive at its destination in West End, Bahamas, Saturday morning.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry was launched and located the disabled vessel 28 miles east of Sebastian Inlet. After failing to establish communications with the vessel, the aircrew aboard the Ocean Sentry remained on scene as the Carnival cruise ship, Dream, was diverted to assist with the case.

After arriving on scene, the Carnival Dream embarked the stranded survivors and later transferred them to the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant to be transported to Fort Pierce.

The owner of the Tera Bite made arrangements for commercial salvage to recover the disabled vessel.

The Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant is a 87-foot patrol boat, homeported in Fort Pierce.

The Coast Guard reminds boaters to file a float plan with family or friends. Include all information that would help rescuers in case of an emergency; how many people aboard, where you are going, how long you will be out and a description of your boat.

For further boating safety information, check online at one of the following:

 

Deon Laphen and Ted Lainge, Bahamian citizens, were rescued from the motor vessel, Tera Bite, after the vessel came disabled east of Sebastian Inlet, Fla., May 25, 2013. The Carnival cruise ship, Dream, recovered the men and transferred them to the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant to be transported to Fort Pierce, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Deon Lathen and Ted Lainge, Bahamian citizens, were rescued from the motor vessel, Tera Bite, after the vessel became disabled east of Sebastian Inlet, Fla., May 25, 2013. The cruise ship, Carnival Dream, recovered the men and transferred them to the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant to be transported to Fort Pierce, Fla. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

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