5th District Mid Atlantic Public Affairs
March 27, 2013
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
UPDATE: Coast Guard stands down response to catamaran 500 miles southeast of Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is standing down their response to a vessel with nine people aboard approximately 500 miles southeast of Bermuda, Wednesday.
Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders initially received an emergency position-indicating radio beacon distress signal at 1:15 p.m. registered to the 109-foot catamaran, Mouse Trap.
The Mouse Trap’s crew had made contact with Rescue Coordination Center Gris Nez, France and reported that their vessel was in distress after losing their mast, and that one crew member was deceased.
At approximately 4 p.m., watchstanders received notification from the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center reporting that the Mouse Trap's crew were no longer in distress, had been able to get their engine started, and were currently en route to the Cayman islands.
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