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.
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