St. Maarten Rescue
Revere Products Save Lives off St. Maarten Coast
On Friday the 22nd February in Crown Bay St. Thomas, the JB4 left port in typical weather conditions. At 2:30am the vessel started riding bow down and the forward bilge pumps were running. The vessel was brought to a stop.
While occasional waves were coming over the bows, a rescue call was put out and the French maritime rescue service responded. At about 6:45am we made our last radio transmission and got into the liferaft.
All four crew were in the liferaft and watched the vessel sink 15 minutes later. The crew were in the life raft for 2 hours and activated a GPS enhanced EPIRB. The French Coast Guard with Capt. Coxswain Jean Claude van Rymenant completed the rescue.
-Captain Ian Steele