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UK agency to provide report on making BVI waters safer

UK agency to provide report on making BVI waters safer

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said the BVI is set to receive a report from the United Kingdom (UK) that will assist the territory in making its waters safer.
Following the boat accident in October that left a woman and a 6-year-old girl dead, Premier Wheatley said he has met with the UK agency responsible for investigating marine accidents.

He said the agency will provide a report on the lessons that the BVI can learn from that accident to improve safety on the water.

On the evening of October 2, the territory was rocked by news that a boat with 10 people on board had capsized in waters off the western end of Tortola.

The body of a 6-year-old girl was recovered on the night of the accident and some 36 hours later, the body of 30-year-old Kristal Black was found.

The Virgin Islands Search and Rescue team, the US Coast Guard, St John Rescue and numerous good samaritans participated in the search.

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