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Boat crashes into VI reef; Human trafficking suspected

-Manhunt launched after captain escapes high-speed chase from USVI authorities
Sometime this afternoon Sunday, March 24, 2019, between 5 pm and 6 pm, Border Police and Customs Officers from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) chased a boat that ended up in the waters of the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: Team of Reporters
The chase then led to the boat crashing into the rocky area adjacent to Nanny Cay, close to the Sea Cow’s Bay inner harbour with the boat captain fleeing the scene on foot after the ordeal. Photo: Team of Reporters
The chase then led to the boat crashing into the rocky area adjacent to Nanny Cay, close to the Sea Cow’s Bay inner harbour with the boat captain fleeing the scene on foot after the ordeal. Photo: Team of Reporters
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Sometime this afternoon Sunday, March 24, 2019, between 5:00pm and 6:00 pm, Border Police and Customs Officers from the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) chased a boat that ended up in the waters of the Virgin Islands (VI).

The chase then led to the boat crashing into the rocky area adjacent to Nanny Cay, close to the Sea Cow’s Bay inner harbour with the boat captain fleeing the scene on foot after the ordeal.

Sources from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have since indicated that a manhunt has been launched for the Captain of the boat and it is believed that the captain was engaged in a human trafficking/smuggling ring.

Moments later, local police assisted in hiring a crane to remove the boat which will be used as evidence in an investigation. 

Our newsroom will bring you more details as it becomes available.

14 Responses to “Boat crashes into VI reef; Human trafficking suspected ”

  • money money (24/03/2019, 23:16) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow thing to tell the king
  • Vincent Wheatley (24/03/2019, 23:25) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    This will never stop and the same punk from scb doing it.
    • un (27/03/2019, 11:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Pretty certain the person who wrote this is not Vincent Wheatley- just saying..
  • oops (25/03/2019, 05:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wonder who is that bandit u can run but u can't hide Is.a.small.island ĺ
  • wize up (25/03/2019, 05:58) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Black-list(Mexico-USA Border or BVI-USVI Border
  • YOU (25/03/2019, 07:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no
  • Wendy (25/03/2019, 09:07) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Cuidado Papi!
  • Really Now (25/03/2019, 09:39) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    Are you telling me Border Patrol in the USVI on a high speed chase
    from ST Thomas cant catch single engine boat until they reach Nanny Cay in the BVI ?

    Please tell me it aint so, unless they were chasing him with a dingy. This is embarrassing
    to any law enforcement.

    • Suave (25/03/2019, 11:17) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Perhaps the Border Patrol made a strategic decision to make the final result of the recurring, a BVI problem for the BVI and the BVI coffers.
    • @Really Now (25/03/2019, 11:18) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      Or it might be a deliberate decision to drive the vessel into VI waters so that it becomes our problem. It wouldn't be the first time!
  • black power (25/03/2019, 11:28) Like (5) Dislike (9) Reply
    what the hell the USA doing in our waters Fahie boss call the Russians
  • Input (25/03/2019, 21:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Check the guy from F*** it could be one of his work men. He has been using Sea Cows Bay Harbor for his wrong doing for a while now..



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