17 persons died in boat collisions in 2013, MARAD brings relief affected families


Untitled[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) remembered those persons who recently perished on the waterways by distributing some nine hampers to relatives of the deceased at MARAD’s Head Office recently.

Receiving hampers were June Moses, wife of 33 – year old Deon Moses and  formerly of Norton Street, Wortmanville who died in a boat collision on the Mazaruni River in January 2013,  Dawn Glasgow, mother of 24 – year – old Adrian Glasgow of Industry East Coast Demerara who died in September on the Essequibo River, Shawn Seeram, son of 54 – year – old Jewan Seeram of Tuschen East Bank Essequibo, who perished on the Mazaruni River in January 2013 and Joan Yearwood, mother of 25 – year – old Kevon Ambrose of Vergenoegen East Bank Essequibo, who also died on the Mazaruni River in January 2013.

In addition, relatives of Captain Dale Duggin of Paripi Upper Demerara River, who recently died in November in a boat collision, also received a hamper on behalf of their family.

Four other persons were also beneficiaries of hampers from MARAD, they are, Swarswati Charran, wife of Zahir Baksh, Carlton Amsterdam, father of Keanu Amsterdam, Penelope Grimes, wife of Ulric Grimes all of whom died in January 2013 on the Mazaruni River in a boat collision.

Peggy Williams also received a hamper on behalf of the family of Donna Rampersaud, who recently perished in a boat accident in November 2013 on the Essequibo River.

Seventeen (17) persons died in 2013 as a result of boat accidents. MARAD in its continued effort to curb accidents on the waterways has embarked on a countrywide safety campaign involving life jackets distribution, and safety messages promotion in all 10 administrative regions of Guyana.



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