One dead as Grenadian vessels collide in Trinidad and Tobago waters

boating accidentGEORGE’S, Grenada, Thursday July 30, 2015 – One man was killed when two Grenadian vessels collided off Trinidad and Tobago early yesterday morning.

According to a statement from the Grenada government, a second person sustained serious injuries in the collision and had to undergo emergency surgery in Trinidad.

The accident occurred around 1 a.m., as the Mary G, a Grenadian-registered schooner which encountered difficulties en route to Trinidad and Tobago, was being assisted by another schooner, Ocean Princess.

Details surrounding the incident are sketchy but, according to the statement, “during the course of providing assistance, both schooners were involved in a serious accident in the territorial waters of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.”

“At this time, the reports are that one person on board the Mary G, unfortunately, lost his life in the accident, while at least one other sustained serious injuries, and successfully underwent emergency surgery in Trinidad,” it added.

The government said it was working closely with Trinidadian authorities to ensure a proper investigation is conducted.

It said it would also provide assistance to all passengers and crew members. It is unclear how many people were on board the boats when they hit.

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