On the night of November 2, the 18-gun brig was sailing in a fresh NE wind and heavy seas in the Caicos Channel when she was caught in a storm. She collided with the reef located north of Little Inagua and was tipped over in almost dry conditions. The ship was impossible to refloat and the measures taken were aimed at saving the people and the supplies.
They used two launches and a boat to reach a deserted island, two miles from the reef they had struck. After a few days, a couple of English ships, under the pretext of providing assistance to take them to the port of Baracoa (Cuba), robbed them of their belongings.