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Search On For Missing Passenger After Vessel En Route To Saint Lucia Capsizes


Saint Lucia Marine Police were part of a massive search and rescue operation Saturday for a missing individual after a boat sailing from Martinique to Saint Lucia capsized.

With nine people on board, the vessel ‘Sé kon sa nou yé’ left Martinique at about 4:00 pm on Friday but reportedly capsized between 7:00 and 10:00 pm.

Eight people were rescued.

According to reports from the French Caribbean Island, a French sailboat, ‘Le Bercail,’ rescued two of them in the Saint Lucia channel.

And six were in the care of the Fort de France-based sea rescue agency SNSM after an aircraft crew spotted them clinging to the hull of the capsized ship.

There are no further details at present.




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  1. Fishermen have natural balls of steel and guts of glory, but I the average citizen would never cross that channel or any channel, on a small wooden vessel just to save a few extra dollars.

  2. I just cannot understand what wrong with some peoples.the sea shaking express des Isles liké earthquake and you all going to st Lucia on that small thing .you all Lucian mad .

  3. The Maine Police never assisted us…in any form…in finding my family……they told unless its not 24 hr the can leave base to search for them. We got all help and assistance from the Maine police in Martinique…..we took on ourselves went out at sea to look for our family while Slu Marine Police boat was well packed at their head quarters even after we call them to inform them they found two of missing person they said the can’t do anything for us right now since its hasn’t being 24hr but NOW SLU MARINE POLICE ASSISTED LIES AND MORE LIES STOP MISS LEADING THE NATION…..

  4. Maybe I misread the article. Where did you get the information that the passengers are St. Lucian? It’s not good to assume things.

  5. @ Polius the one that is missing is a saint lucian
    and @Kimo/L.A.KING this is the very same thing i said when some fishermen went missing, I understand that if a person has not been gone for 24 hrs or more you cant consider that person a missing person but there is no harm in assisting to find that person before the 24hrs.

    If the marine unit would go to help the time they did they maybe would have recovered them, if someone comes to say they need help and you want to wait a whole 24hrs that person or persons could be drifting at sea making it difficult to find them, the more time the police wait it is less likely to assist the person. The marine police in saint lucia are USELESS. A boat has capsized people have fallen into the water why do you have to wait bloody 24hrs to go rescue the person? Martinique police helped and yall did nothing? But if it was drugs yall would a find it and i am pretty sure if it was one of their colleagues they would have left base.
    the PM made a special Order to give the police special powers when a place is designated a crime zone. i think the PM should make a correction to this 24 hr Nonsence


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