Search continues for missing crew

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091023-N-0890S-090[www.inewsguyana.com] – Rescuers intensified a search for the two men who remain missing after a Motor Tanker ‘Swift Dolphin’ capsized off the Corentyne Coast in Guyana waters.

The vessel, which was sailing to Georgetown from Suriname, capsized on Tuesday August 12, 2014 around 21:10 hrs about 49 nautical miles at St. Andrews Point. The Captain and a crew member are still missing.

Yesterday, a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) skyvan did an aerial reconnaissance of the area. In addition, the Hampton Rose – re-supply vessel – was deployed to the area. It departed the Boat House, Stabroek Market at 14:30 hrs and is expected to reach the site around 21:00 hrs.

According to Harbour Master (ag), Michael Tennant, three Surveyors, a diver and a Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard Officer are onboard Hampton Rose. Upon their arrival, they are tasked with marking the wreckage, and scour the area for the missing men.

Furthermore, Oldenboff a bauxite company that operates out of the Berbice River has also dispatched a vessel to join the rescue exercise.

MARAD’s Search and Rescue Centre remains activated. No conclusion has been arrived at as yet with respect to the fate of the missing men.

 

 

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