The crew of Moya Mareea are still ok and on board the vessel. They are waiting to be towed off the reef. Contact was regained throughout the Maritime Mobile Net (14300) and they have been of immense assistance with hams standing by who speak Spanish, to liaise with the Cuban authorities, stations who have phone patch capabilities in case they want to speak to anyone. Most important of all, there are hundreds of ears listening and relaying. KM4MA and 6Y4RP are working as relays between the vessel and net control and are doing a great job.
This is a prime example of what we can do for each other. It does not have to be as dramatic as today’s maritime action but everyday nets have a role to play here if they want to. The maritime mobile net is organized and runs every day and I for one, am very happy they are there!
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