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Investigations ongoing into boat collision in RT Harbour- RVIPF

Police are investigating a collision between two charter vessels that resulted in one of them sinking in the Road Town Harbour on Sunday June 30, 2019. Photo: Team of Reporters
One of the vessels in the collision, ‘Sea Wing’, registered with The Moorings, began to take in water and passengers on board were rescued by another vessel. Photo: Team of Reporters
One of the vessels in the collision, ‘Sea Wing’, registered with The Moorings, began to take in water and passengers on board were rescued by another vessel. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Police are investigating a collision between two charter vessels that resulted in one of them sinking in the Road Town Harbour on Sunday June 30, 2019.

It is unclear to our newsroom at this time how the two vessels came into contact with each other; however, no one was reportedly injured in the incident.

One of the vessels, ‘Sea Wing’, registered with The Moorings, began to take in water and passengers on board were rescued by another vessel.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) press officer, Akia L. Thomas, the said vessel was “salvaged and taken back to The Moorings.”

“Investigations are ongoing,” Ms Thomas told Virgin Islands News Online.

Our newsroom had also contacted Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) who reported that no call was made for assistance.

7 Responses to “Investigations ongoing into boat collision in RT Harbour- RVIPF”

  • Hmmmm (02/07/2019, 17:25) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    you have all these so called captain coming into the virgin island moorings keep on giving them work over the local captain and they don't know the rule of the road on the water keep it up moorings got lots more boats to damage
  • Lawd (02/07/2019, 18:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How on earth this could happen?
  • SMH (02/07/2019, 18:08) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    like even the skippers were sailing! See what I did dere?
  • biker (02/07/2019, 19:13) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Calm down!! Boat collisions happen all the time and mostly at night. This one just happened to be on a Sunday during daylight hours where lots of drivers could see the 2 damaged yachts from Jean Hill so it was photographed and reported to/by the ever-present media.
  • wize up (02/07/2019, 20:36) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    nothing will come out of that investigation and the insurance companies will mop up the mess and all parties involved will be compensated(yep)
  • South African (03/07/2019, 05:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They must have been drunk?


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