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.