MARAD’s statement on recent boat accident

4th April, 2014

KINGSTON - A jet-propelled passenger vessel was involved in an accident in the Essequibo River in the vicinity of Welga as it was proceeding from Parika to Bartica at approximately 05:00 hours Saturday May 3, 2014.

There were fourteen persons on board. Although several were injured there were no fatalities as a result of the accident.

Officers from the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) are in the area assessing the situation and are conducting the initial phase of the investigation.