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Passengers from last night’s capsized vessel are safe, says VISAR

Passengers from last night’s capsized vessel are safe, says VISAR

The three passengers who were on a boat that capsized in BVI waters late last night are all safe.
That is according to Director of Operations at Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), Phil Aspinall who told BVI News that the trio was returning to Nanny Cay from Norman Island when their vessel took on water and sank in the Havers/Pockwood Pond area.

One of the passengers, strapped with a floater, swam to shore and raised an alarm which prompted VISAR and the Police Marine Unit to action.

The other two passengers were eventually rescued and all three were unharmed.

“All were saved. Everything is fine. The boat was saved, the people were saved, and everybody is alright,” said Aspinal who also told our news that it is still unclear what cause the vessel to take on water.

“I don’t know why. That is a question for the boating people to sort but we were called around 11:40 last night. We went out with the police and between us, we found them and recovered them, and everybody is fine,” Aspinall said.
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