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Man injured in boat accident off Nanny Cay

September 16th, 2013 | Tags: Nanny Cay boating accident cuts peebles hospital
Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a young man was involved in a boating accident near Nanny Cay last evening, September 15, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI – Information just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that a young man was involved in a boating accident near Nanny Cay last evening, September 15, 2013.

According to a close relative, the 22-year-old man managed to survive the accident but suffered several serious cuts which resulted in him being rushed to the Peebles Hospital.

The cuts were reportedly all below the knee and around his feet. The source declined to give the name of the injured youth or additional details of the incident while citing an ongoing investigation as the reason.

Virgin Islands News understands that another vessel was inolved in the incident and one source indicated that the injuries were caused by the propeller of the vessel of the other boat which allegedly fled the scene of the accident. One other person was reportedly aboard the vessel with the injured man at the time of the accident.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since confirmed that the incident took place. According to Police Information Officer, Diane Drayton the accident involved two boats.

"One person is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries injuries," Ms Drayton disclosed.

Only some two weeks ago a man lost his life and another was injured in a boating incident off Jost Van Dyke.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 21-foot speed boat entitled ‘1-800-Collect’ was heading out of White Bay with Chaim Todman and a passenger onboard when, for reasons unknown at this time, both occupants were ejected from the vessel. Assistance was provided by boaters in the area to transport the two passengers to Road Town to seek medical attention.

Upon arrival at Peebles Hospital, Chaim Todman, 34, of Johnson Ghut was unresponsive and was shortly after pronounced dead.

17 Responses to “Man injured in boat accident off Nanny Cay”

  • qc (16/09/2013, 12:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    on no again
  • sick and fed up (16/09/2013, 13:11) Like (5) Dislike (47) Reply
    These darn young boys again? Do they know the rules of the sea? Something needs to be done about the reckless sailing around here with these amount of unknowledgeable socalled boat captains.
    • Man Up............. (16/09/2013, 14:43) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Every tom, Dick and harry has a Boat.......with no proper training on how to handle the boat
    • fedup (16/09/2013, 23:23) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply

      you sound so stupid bashing young people and its a grown a** man allegedly under the influence that hit the young dude boat...

  • tretretrete (16/09/2013, 13:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    Let them keep up the bull$#$%!

  • JACK BE STILL (16/09/2013, 13:41) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    are these boats license? maybe there should be an exam
  • salt (16/09/2013, 14:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is this young man's second incident in the space of 3 months, maybe he needs prayer.
  • Capitan! (16/09/2013, 15:12) Like (8) Dislike (30) Reply

    These boys are not captains, they're lunatics that happen to have enough money to put a vessel in the water. All they do is buy a boat, put on the biggest engine and push throttle like an @$$. they call that sailing. Add lots of rum and weed to the equation and then what you get. Some don't need help being idiots when they sober as a mouse, add rum to the mix and u get this nonsense. they are just sickening.

  • boat (16/09/2013, 15:31) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think you all need to get all the information before you make comments.
  • @ boat (16/09/2013, 17:59) Like (1) Dislike (18) Reply
    i agree wid you 100%
  • nanny cay (16/09/2013, 18:46) Like (1) Dislike (25) Reply
    I watch the crash happen. The boat that left the scene went straight into nanny cay. The boat with the injuries was in the wrong. The boat coming from Norman island had right of way. Both boats had lights on. The boat coming from west should have given way
    • do the right thing (16/09/2013, 22:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Good idea to take a corse and get a basic 6 pack lic. The training is really great. What Nanny Cay is saying if your on the port side of boat A looking at the port running light which is Red(All Port Wines are Red) then like on the land you have to stop and give way. If your on the starboard side approaching Boat A then your looking at the Green running light which means you have the right of way. Note rules of the road says no matter who is in the right or wrong, you must avoid an accident at all cost.
  • JACK BE STILL (17/09/2013, 00:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My heart breaks for the young man...I will pray for his recovery.
  • bb (17/09/2013, 00:45) Like (0) Dislike (19) Reply
    The speed boat ran in the back of the next 60mph at night lil boys Slow down life is tosweet
  • Mr Shovels (17/09/2013, 02:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no, say it ain't so! boats are obviously too dangerous for anyone the operate. The gov't should ban all boats over 30hp to keep us safe from ourselves, the same way they banned motorcycles because these are just killing machines with a mind of their own that crash for absolutely no reason. Thank you BVI gov't for making such rational decisions. btw this is called sarcasm for you slow folks out there
  • Funny (17/09/2013, 09:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nanny Cay, you say the boats crash and you watched it..... It's so funny because the boats never crashed. lol what a thing to come out on the news and lie.

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