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March 8th, 2024
Catamaran hits reef off Anegada; VISAR & US Coast Guards respond


THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- In a swift and coordinated rescue operation, the Coast Guard and Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) successfully saved three individuals from a distressed catamaran off Anegada in the [British] Virgin Islands on Thursday morning, March 7, 2024.

December 30th, 2021
Catamaran runs aground @ Trellis Bay

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – A day of sailing for some persons did not go well as planned as the Catamaran they were in ran aground at Trellis Bay, Beef Island, around noon, today, December 30, 2021.

December 9th, 2021
Catamaran destroyed by fire @ Jost van Dyke

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- A catamaran moored in Great Harbour, Jost van Dyke, was destroyed by fire in the wee hours of this morning, December 9, 2021.

November 17th, 2021
Boyfriend of UK woman who went missing in USVI is spotted in Grenada


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Those interested in keeping tabs on the whereabouts of Ryan Bane, the man who is the last person known to have seen UK national Sarm Heslop before she disappeared off the coast of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) thought they had finally tracked him down after he sailed out of USVI waters and off the radar for months since Heslop’s disappearance in early March 2021.

June 22nd, 2021
Catamaran hits rock & sinks off Beef Island

BEEF ISLAND, VI- A catamaran that had at least five persons on board sank off Beef Island after reportedly hitting a rock yesterday afternoon, June 21, 2021.

March 22nd, 2021
Boyfriend of UK woman missing in USVI blocks police access to boat


CRUZ BAY, St John, USVI- Family and friends of Southampton, England resident, 41-year-old Sarm Joan Lillian Heslop who went missing from a catamaran in St John, US Virgin Islands, during the early hours of Monday, March 8, 2021, are calling for an "immediate and urgent investigation" into her disappearance as well as a thorough search of the boat, which the owner, Sarm's boyfriend Ryan F. Bane, has blocked access to through an attorney.

January 23rd, 2018
64-ft catamaran finally removed from Nanny Cay entrance

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- Following Hurricane Irma, the powerful Category 5 storm that hit the Virgin Islands, leaving death and widespread devastation, many places in the Territory are still not back to normal.

February 18th, 2016
Woman injured by catamaran propeller @ Peter Island

PETER ISLAND, Tortola, VI - Coordinator of the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) John P. Aspinal has confirmed that a woman was cut by a propeller of a catamaran off Peter Island today February 18, 2016.

May 20th, 2014
‘Is there a boat arsonist on the loose?’ – Fire Chief ponders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As a consequence of a recent spate of fires which resulted in the destruction of a number of boats Chief Fire Officer Mr Zebulon A. McLean and his team are not omitting from their investigations the possibility of arsonist/s being on the loose on Tortola.

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