The 65 ft, converted tug, Silent Thunder, sunk north of the channel between Hamilton and St. Georges, BERMUDA
late Thurs/ early Friday AM. The body of the owner/captain was discovered, washed ashore Friday morning.
Capt Steve Cummings advertised here on 24-05-13 for crew to Malta
Silent Thunder was towed into St.Georges about 4 wks back with engine
Two Crane barges are currently lifting the steel
vessel from 35 ft of water
at this time.
A police investigation is underway.
The vessel was in contact with Harbour Radio
during the hours of darkness, clear night, no wind
, in the vicinity of lighted marks, one being a yellow-over -black cardinal mark flashing a clear 6 white signal.
On a personal note, I met Steve recently, and am puzzled why an experienced mariner found himself in this situation.
community wishes to express our sympathies to his family
The Royal Gazette (Bermuda) newspaper, or their Facebook site, has detailed articles.