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Vessel forced to make emergency dock after taking water

December 11th, 2012 | Tags: emergency dock Vessel Smith's Ferry Service Anegada
A vessel belonging to Smith's Ferry Services was forced to make an emergency dock after taking water earlier today, December 11, 2012. Photo:VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A vessel travelling to Tortola from Anegada was forced to make an emergency dock at Virgin Gorda after it began to take in water on the afternoon of December 11, 2012.

No one was reportedly injured.

This information was confirmed by Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) representative, Phil Aspinall who told Virgin Islands News Online that the boat began to take water and headed to Spanish Town. The vessel was further confirmed as belonging to Smith's Ferry Service.

He also said the six passengers and crew onboard were unhurt. The vessel docked in Virgin Gorda around 6:15 P.M., according to VISAR.

Virgin Islands News Online will bring you more information as it is received.

10 Responses to “Vessel forced to make emergency dock after taking water”

  • ann (11/12/2012, 20:57) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • TALK THAT (11/12/2012, 21:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sorry to hear, thank god no one was hurt. When Road Town Fast Ferry had the incident they had all like of tings to say. They quick to call coast guard and give wrong information. What they will say now god dont like ugly. these ferry companys just needs to get along.
  • lordy (11/12/2012, 22:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tis A Leap Year.......Sh#t happens
  • ABC (12/12/2012, 10:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please, stop making a big issue with what happened with the Ferry. Based on the untidy condition of those boats, it is obvious that in this instance the boat was attempting to give itself a bath. The Tourist Board needs to inspect and write to the owners of Smith's Ferry and the Native Son and insist that some thing be done about the condition of their vessels and the appearance of the crue. We are entering the Tourist Season and what image and message are we sending out. If nothing is done I will be presenting my case to the Complaint Commissioner.
  • qc (12/12/2012, 11:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thank god no one was hurt
  • yes (12/12/2012, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    What i dont like is the fact that we Anegadians always subjected to risk when it comes to these boats. Between Bobby and SMith i dont know who is in front for most sh!##iest vessel. Speedy should be a proper example of what a ferry service is

  • sea weed (12/12/2012, 17:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    But oh happy i waz not on board
  • my two cents (13/12/2012, 00:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope it was not an issue of poor maintenance...

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