On Monday May 15, 2023 about 5:18 p.m. the Police Marine Unit departed Saint Lucia to assist in repatriating seven (7) Saint Lucian nationals from neighboring Martinique.
Eight (8) persons which included one (1) French national were rescued by the French Coast Guard and a local French catamaran, after the vessel they were travelling in overturned.
The vessel was on its way back to Saint Lucia from Martinique when it encountered engine trouble and rough seas.
The Police Marine Unit arrived in Martinique about 7: 45 p.m. The seven (7) Saint Lucian nationals were all processed and released from a medical facility in good health and embarked the Police Marine vessel. The French national remained in Martinique
The Police Marine Unit vessel returned to Saint Lucia about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday May 16, 2023. The Seven (7) Saint Lucian nationals repatriated were then released into the care of family members.
SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force