Post-Miami Yacht Show wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for some
“There were lots of boats running into a lot of trouble
leaving the boat show, especially with the low tide,” says Capt. Greg Mallek of
Sea Tow Fort Lauderdale. “There were a few boats running aground up in the
While Mallek and Sea Tow didn’t assist with these boats,
they did lend a hand earlier this week with a few others, like the 114-foot M/Y
Good Times on February 21.
“Around 5 p.m., Good
Times called [reporting] that they lost steering on the way back from the
Miami boat show and needed assistance on way the back to Boca,” says Mallek,
adding that they had no bow thruster and were limited to moving with motors,
and felt more comfortable having some assistance with the wind.
The yacht docked safely later that night around 8 p.m.
Earlier that day, M/Y Incognito
also received assistance after having trouble keeping the motors running. Sea
Tow helped escort them just south of Port Everglades by the Dania Beach Boulevard
Bridge up to Sunrise Harbor.
Photo: Facebook/Sea Tow (Fort Lauderdale, FL)