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Four pulled from water after yacht sinks

July 21st, 2017 | Tags: boat sinks Native Son rescue yacht
A screenshot provided to our newsroom shows persons in the water next to a sunken vessel today, July 21, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Four persons were rescued by a passing vessel after their yacht sank in Virgin Islands waters this morning, July 21, 2017.

Information is sketchy but our newsroom was told that the crew of four was rescued by public spirited persons onboard a Native Son vessel.

It is unclear at this time what caused the yacht to sink.

It is also not clear if anyone was hurt in the incident.

More details will be provided as they come in.

8 Responses to “Four pulled from water after yacht sinks”

  • qc (21/07/2017, 19:38) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    thank god we still have good sea men
  • Really (21/07/2017, 20:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    clarification was it a yacht or a power boat
  • just asking.... (21/07/2017, 20:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    did they have on Lifejackets?
  • Thoughtful Sailor (21/07/2017, 21:31) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    This incident underlines the need for all mariners to know the way to call VISAR, which is to call 767. The ferry, which should be commended for the rescue, tried calling on channel 16, which VISAR does NOT monitor, a fact that it publicizes widely and the ferry crew should have known. Let's use this thankfully non fatal accident as a reminder.
    • Curious (22/07/2017, 10:01) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      VISAR must use channel 16, which is recognized internationally, in addition to whatever else they are using. Is 767 a new requirement?
  • justsayin (21/07/2017, 22:17) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
    why all of a sudden all this disaster's happening
  • SOB (22/07/2017, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I didn't know white boyz were in SOB
  • wize up (23/07/2017, 08:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    which government department varify these crew members are capable to navigate: some of us have to varify each and everything before certain government departments allow some of us to move forward in this territory

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