A Bahamas Ferries Ltd. vessel: M/V Bo Hengy III, was struck by a rogue wave while on a regularly scheduled service between Harbour Island to Spanish Wells shortly before 4:00 p.m today.
The wave struck the bow of the vessel compromising two of the forward-facing windows of the lower passenger cabin. The impact of the wave forced water into the cabin where passengers were located. Water intrusion was confined to the ship’s deck and the main passenger cabin as designed.
Bahamas Ferries Sales & Marketing Manager Darnell Frazer confirmed: “We are proud of our dedicated captain and crew that safely brought our passengers to port this evening following an unexpected event this afternoon. We greatly appreciate our customer’s understanding as we manage to work through this incident. Our primary focus as a company remains the maintenance of a high level of service with passenger safety as a priority.”
Bo Hengy III is currently safely located at its berth at Potter’s Cay Dock in Nassau Harbour. As a result of the incident seven passengers experienced injuries; these passengers were accompanied to Doctors Hospital where they were treated.