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Coverup over sinking of HM Customs vessel?

October 8th, 2022 | Tags: HM Customs Virgin Islands Boats RVIPF Sink Boat
Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) was that a small boat belonging to HM Customs has reportedly sunk on October 5, 2022, in the VI. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) was that a small boat belonging to HM Customs has reportedly sunk on October 5, 2022, in the VI.

When contacted, top personnel attached to the Customs Department referred VINO to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for information, to which ToP Cop Mark Collins said it was a matter for the Customs Department.

It remains unclear why officials from HM Customs would refer to the police, inquiries regarding the sinking of their vessel.

Our News Centre will bring more information as it becomes available.

22 Responses to “Coverup over sinking of HM Customs vessel? ”

  • asking for a friend (08/10/2022, 11:56) Like (11) Dislike (19) Reply
    Did police did it to make customs look bad?
    • DragonSlayer (15/10/2022, 18:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You sure there was not nothing wrong with the boat. they seam to have lots of problems
  • Sabotaged (08/10/2022, 12:39) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    It was sabotaged
  • Yes (08/10/2022, 12:44) Like (13) Dislike (32) Reply
    Sink them all customs to wicked!
  • tola (08/10/2022, 12:50) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    Some young immature fellas working customs sailing boat. Don't check the boat when it park.
  • Colombo (08/10/2022, 13:53) Like (17) Dislike (11) Reply
    We all know the criminals didnt want that boat on the water to stop their illegal activities and took it upon themselves to sink it.
    • @Colombo (08/10/2022, 14:59) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Money got to make. We gonna dead and gone and drugs gonna be moving through here. Where we are on the map is perfect for drugs. I’m not promoting it but my grandfather and all those spoke about and here I am today still speaking about it. It can’t stop, whether it’s here Anguilla or St. Martin just know it won’t stop flowing through these places.
    • Please. (08/10/2022, 16:50) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
      Customs ain't stopping anything. They only assist
  • ... (08/10/2022, 14:52) Like (12) Dislike (17) Reply
    somebody aint put back in the plug rookie mistake happens all the time
    • Foolish mistake (08/10/2022, 17:09) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
      I agree with u, u hit the nail on the head.
      They have some young immature, rookie guys on the Customs boat and all them fool parked the boat and forgot to put back the plug so the water got in.
      They should be held responsible for negligence, not the Government and they all need to pay for whatever repairs has to be done.
  • bvibuzz (08/10/2022, 16:13) Like (8) Dislike (20) Reply
    It’s the white Uk police their plans is to take over the police my any means necessary
  • Sting operation (08/10/2022, 17:08) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    suddenly after all the years customs operating from that area: with customs miss that important tool RVIP will have to substitute

    Police responsible for the enforcement of law and order but the commissioner of police saw it fit to shoot a video making this territory looks as the drug capital of the world

  • @suck uno self (08/10/2022, 17:42) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    Shut yo f$%k @sting operation bout, how much more u need to see that this thing call nature little secret ain't no more secretive. Everybody knows that them damn place full of criminals down to the Lil school boy dem who mama ah word so hard fi mine but dey pon corner ah sell blood clot drugs. Way nah good sit down shut yo stink mouth. F$%king truth hurts. I for one happy that the damn video came out, it's time someone open uno eye cause alyo walking blind, bumb f stupessss
    • Move Your Rass (09/10/2022, 12:34) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      @suck uno self
      What about Jamaica where u come from? Look how much criminals down there and some of u all here too.
      Jamaica’s Crime Rate is extremely high and it’s getting worst and higher every year.
      Down to the school kids, boys and girls are committing murders in the schools.
      Also a number of u all cannot get work in u all big country and u come here and get work in our small country and u all still criticizing the place.
      U don’t have to stay here, the blood cloth Airport is not closed, it’s open.
  • ha (08/10/2022, 19:38) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    So if they had install high water alarm that they making noise with charter companies about someone would have heard it. They closed charter companies for not having this on their boat but yet their own either doesn't have one or it's not working or everyone is deaf.
  • Hmm (08/10/2022, 20:05) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The cameras will tell the tales
  • c (08/10/2022, 21:00) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    It’ll turn out to be bilge pump issues. Everyone wants to drive and ride the boat but no one wants to do maintenance. There is much more than turn the key and go.
  • Hmm (09/10/2022, 05:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    A man from the inside got payed to sink the boat because a big run had to go down for the drug man them…the rich will be getting richer
  • Hhhh (09/10/2022, 14:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That still can't stop the DEA cuz dem have lots of boat and helicopters
  • folk (09/10/2022, 16:06) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    fahie up 2 his old trikks
  • Forbidden Truth (10/10/2022, 06:37) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    It remains unclear why officials from HM Customs would refer to the police, inquiries regarding the sinking of their vessel.

  • Fancy enforcement (10/10/2022, 07:18) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    The BVI is obsessed with all these expensive fancy boats with 3+ engines...and they have no idea how to take care of them.
    How easy would it be to just hire a mechanic? These marine customs/police more interested in wearing they bad ass black riding pants and peacocking around in the fancy boats. Pretty sure they would have no idea what end of a wrench to hold. Marine police/customs like tips on a bull in the BVI.
    How about enforcement of marine safety?

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