TWO Grand Cay residents are thankful to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force after the overdue boat they were on was found safe at sea in the northern Bahamas on Wednesday morning.
RBDF marines stationed at the Northern Command in Freeport received a call around 10pm Tuesday that a 17-ft white Boston Whaler boat had left Grand Cay en route to Grand Bahama. When the vessel had not arrived at its destination, authorities were immediately alerted.
Petty Officer Glen Colebrook, coxswain of the Patrol craft P-128, started the search for the missing vessel early Wednesday morning and located it about 16 miles north east of Lucayan Water Way with the two occupants.
The craft had apparently experienced engine problems, and had decided to anchor in shallow waters until help arrived.
The man and woman on board were in good health and were taken safely to shore.