Martinique media reports have identified a woman in her forties as the missing passenger after a boat en route from the French Caribbean Island to Saint Lucia capsized in the Saint Lucia channel on Friday.
The incident triggered a massive air and sea search and rescue operation in which the Saint Lucia Marine Police participated.
And the search continued on Sunday.
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.
A French sailboat, ‘Le Bercail,’ rescued two people in the Saint Lucia channel.
And six others 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.
But efforts to locate the ninth occupant of the stricken vessel have proved unsuccessful.
the reason efforts to locate the ninth occupant of the stricken vessel have proved unsuccessful is because if the saint lucian marine police had lifted their backsides to assist when they were told that a boat had capsized the chances of finding her would be high but they want to wait after 24rs to go an help a capsized boat but now yall want to come on the news like as if yall actually did something but yall will be quick to get the people that have drugs on the sea and boast that yall got those. This is why all our fishermen perish at sea once you lost at sea you cant count on the marine unit here
Saint LUCIA COAST GUARD NEED TO DO BETTER ! They were alerted as soon as the boat capsized but they allowed the woman to drown because of their 24 hour papishow smh . Martinique marine was the only people helpful and went out as soon as we called . St Lucia news online stop posting false information you could be taken to court igno rant Lucian people
I HEARD HER BODY WAS FOUND…
the family should do an interview and come on the news and say what transpired with the marine police telling them that BS about 24 hrs
If what is said about the Marine Unit waiting 24 hrs to rescue is true, this is pure nonsense and that policy needs to be revamped immediately. Any disaster at sea is like a house on fire on land and must be attended to immediately. Do you know how far you can drift in 24 hrs! Do you believe that the ocean is going to wait for you!
I spent 2 years at sea in the U.S Navy and now I want even go on a cruise. Go to the North Atlantic around Norway or the Cape in Africa to see killer waves.