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French Teams To The Rescue After Boat Goes Adrift At Sea Off Saint Lucia

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French rescue teams mobilised on Friday after a boat  with six people on board experienced engine failure northwest of Saint Lucia and went adrift.

According to the Force Armée Aux Antilles Facebook page, the French Navy frigate Germinal went to the rescue on Friday afternoon during difficult weather conditions.

A Panther helicopter took off to locate the boat, which had earlier transmitted a distress signal.

The Panther lowered a diver onto the adrift boat, and eventually, the helicopter airlifted the six passengers and safely transferred them to the French Navy vessel.

The vessel then transported them to the Martinique Capital, Fort de France, according to the Force Armée Aux Antilles Facebook page, which provided no additional details.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Lùcian coast garde is when you drown they quick or 48 hours missing .calling them they Nevers on time or they keep on asking question until thé boat sink

  2. This is the efficiency that we need in Saint Lucia, particularly, for our Bonafide fishers.
    Not the existing tracking device that does not allow one to send a distress signal when in difficulty. Successive governments look at the initial cost of investing such a system but not the future benefits in terms of lives that can be saved.
    Martinique has had an efficiently working system for decades yet we refuse to learn from their example. We are always twinning and engaging in bilateral agreements with Martinique, most of which are one sided.
    Let us change this around and engage Martinique authorities to provide the necessary technical and financial support to implement such a system.
    Let us stop the lip service to our Fishers and show the commitment to a sector that takes so much risk each and everyday when they go out to sea.

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