One person dead after St. Lucian boat goes missing at sea

One person is reported dead after a St. Lucian vessel went missing at sea.

The deceased has been identified as “Paragen”, while his sailing companion, identified as Joachim Theodore, survived the ordeal.

Both the deceased and the survivor returned home today.

According to the Marine Police Unit, a fishing pirogue,  J6116, dubbed – “Move It”, left the Vieux Fort Fisheries Complex on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at about 6:00 am.

Superintendent John Preville told the Times that when the vessel did not return, a missing vessel report was filed at about 8:25 pm the same day.

A search was conducted by the Marine Police Unit, which sought help from its partners in the region after no trace of the missing vessel could be found.

Preville disclosed that the French and an RSS aircraft from Barbados joined the search the next day, conducting an operation between Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia and Martinique.

The lighthouse at Mole a Chique also began broadcasting alerts to other vessels about the missing pirogue.

At about 9 pm On Sunday, July 24, 2016, the local Marine Unit received information from the French indicating that a vessel – the Steffi C, had rescued two men at about 7:pm that same evening from aboard the pirogue – Move It.

Superintendent Preville told the Times that according to the information received, there was an attempt to tow the pirogue, but it sank.

‘Paragen, one of the men aboard the vessel, was reported dead while his companion – Joachim Theodore, is currently assisting the police with an investigation into the matter.



  1. Anonymous
    July 25, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    oh dear. Here we go again. More deaths. The interest rate on Allen’s voodoo is very high. I am so afraid of who is next to die to repay Allen’s debt to the devil. So many human sacrifices. LORD put a hand. Deliver us I pray!

  2. Anonymous
    July 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Oh my god like seriously. Think before ull put ul crappy comments.nonsense. may da decease family be comforted. Rip

  3. ,,,,nn,nnn,,,,
    July 25, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Follow fashion. You seem to be an adult. Don’t steal SBT’s trade mark. Don’t be idiot.

  4. Anonymous
    July 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Allen please sacrifice Guy Joseph the Voodoo man to the devil instead of these other St Lucian folks.

  5. Anonymous
    July 27, 2016 at 8:31 am

    People please stop that election things and let pray.put god first.thing happening everywhere

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