catamaran raiatea sinks in tropical storm fred

Puerto Aventuras Sailors Rescued at Sea en Route to Dominican Republic

The catamaran “Raiatea”, sailing from Puerto Aventuras to the Dominican Republic went down in high seas caused by tropical storm “Fred”. All three on board were rescued.

PUERTO AVENTURAS – After being adrift at sea for over 25 hours, three sailors including one woman were rescued after their catamaran went down off the coast of the Dominican Republic.

catamaran raiatea sinks in tropical storm fred

Aboard the vessel were the boat owners and the captain, Victor Bravo who is well known in the maritime community. The three had set sail from their home port, Puerto Aventuras to DR earlier this week.

During the crossing, the craft ran into high seas caused by tropical storm Fred and sustained critical damage. All three aboard were left adrift in the seas until they were eventually found and rescued by the navy of the Dominican Republic.

It was not until Thursday afternoon that it was announced that they were still alive and under the protection of the Navy of the Caribbean nation.

All three were brought to the hospital, evaluated and treated for hypothermia. They are reported to be in good health and scheduled to return to Mexico.

An image circulating on social networks shows the three people outside a Dominican army medical center.

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Source: La Pancarta Quintana Roo