Port Department, RBDF investigate floating container unit

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force is warning boaters to stay clear of an unidentified floating container unit found in waters off Farmer’s Cay in the Exuma chain on Saturday.

The estimated 20 feet x 40 feet metal container is currently located at position: Latitude: 23.57 North and Longitude 076.11 West (Farmer’s Cay Cut). The residents of Farmer’s Cay had anchored the container unit and have also placed a light on it to enhance its visibility after dark.

A Defence Force patrol craft was  deployed to examine the container, in addition to ensuring it is properly anchored with extra lighting.  RBDF authorities are also working with Port Department officials in an effort to salvage the unit.

Boaters are advised to exercise extreme caution when in the area of Farmers Cay until the container unit has been removed.