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Marine Police Assist In Repatriating Saint Lucian Survivors Of Boating Accident

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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

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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

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  1. yall dont see whats going on here? after they refused to help when the boat had initially capsized because it was not “24 hours” they putting endless articles about themselves on the news just to make themselves relevant when they did noting to help in the earlier stages just so that they could clear their name and look good. You swear they were first and ahead in everything. smh

  2. Typical lucians. Get the full story before commenting. Too quick to judge.

  3. @ get your facts right, well lets hear the full story from you since you know it all cause it seems you were there when the incident happened or you are a very close family member to the deceased.

    From the very first time this story was unfolded it was the French that was on the scene. despite efforts by the family members to report to the saint lucia marine unit about the incident they were told that its out of their control since she has not been missing for 24 hrs. It seems to me you never read the previous news articles before this one and want to just jump on board with your very own conclusion of saint lucians but its transparent you just clearly described yourself. You see when it comes to Honor and for country we dont have that, i am very certain had it been Americans this happened to some where closer to America the American coast guard would have been on the scene because Americans dont leave behind their fellow Americans.


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