Stuart Bee Wiki – Biography
Stuart Bee is a sailor who was rescued off the coast of Florida after his boat capsized.
Stuart Bee left Cape Marina at Port Canaveral on Friday afternoon, aboard his 32ft vessel Sea Ray. He did not return and was reported missing on Saturday. A large air and sea mission was immediately launched.
Stuart Bee Age
Stuart Bee is 62-years-old.
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Missing & Searching
Bee departed from Cape Marina in Port Canaveral on November 27 and did not return, according to the Coast Guard.
Sailors at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a report of the missing man at 11:40am on November 28 from a member at Cape Marina stating Bee does not usually stay out overnight on his boat.
The 225-foot motor vessel Angeles spotted Bee on the hull of his 32-foot Sea Ray boat and took him aboard at approximately 11am on November 29, according to The Coast Guard.
Bee was about 86 miles off the coast of Port Canaveral, according to the US Coast Guard officials.
Authorities were alerted on Saturday, after he failed to return to port.
He was discovered clutching part of his overturned boat by the crew of a passing container vessel, 86 miles (138km) off Cape Canaveral on Sunday.
The container ship, the Angeles, pulled Mr Bee from the water after throwing him a buoy, and then notified the US Coast Guard, which immediately deployed a crew to retrieve him.
Images of the moment Mr Bee was rescued showed how he held on to a small section of his overturned boat. which was protruding from the surface. Other images showed him climbing on board the Angeles container vessel.
“Saving lives at sea is our highest calling,” said Capt Mark Vlaun, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville.
“This is a truly incredible outcome that demonstrates the bond among all mariners and our community,” he added.
A spokesman for the US Coast Guard, David Micallef, told local media that Mr Bee, from Florida, had decided to spend a night or two on his boat, which was unusual for him. Unfortunately, he was awoken during the night on Saturday after water flooded his cabin.
His vessel quickly capsized, Mr Micallef said, and the water “pushed him out of the front hatch”. He then clung to part of the boat’s bow, and it was not until Sunday, after sunrise, that he spotted the container ship on the horizon.