MARAD distributes hampers to boat accident relatives

27th January, 2014

KINGSON - The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) remembered those persons who recently perished on the waterways by distributing nine sets of hampers to relatives of the deceased at MARAD's Head Office on January 10, 2014. 

Receiving hampers were June Moses, wife of Deon Moses, 33yrs old  and  formerly of Norton Street Wortmanville who died in a boat collision on the Mazaruni River in January 2013,  Dawn Glasgow, mother of Adrian Glasgow, 24yrs old of Industry ECD who died in September on the Essequibo River, Shawn Seeram, son of Jewan Seeram, 52yrs old of Tuschen EBD who perished on the Mazaruni River in January 2013and Joan Yearwood, mother of Kevon Ambrose, 25yrs old of Vergenoegen EBE and who also died on the Mazaruni River in January 2013.

In addition, relatives of Captain Dale Duggin, 28yrs of Paripi Upper Demerara River, who recently died in November in a boat collision, also received a hamper on behalf of their family.

Four other persons were also beneficiaries of hampers from MARAD, they are, Swarswati Charran, wife of Zahir Baksh, 34yrs old, Carlton Amsterdam, father of Keanu Amsterdam, 17yrs old, Penelope Grimes, wife of Ulric Grimes, 39yrs old, all of whom died in January 2013 on the Mazaruni River in a boat collision. Peggy Williams also received a hamper on behalf of the family of Donna Rampersaud, who recently perished in a boat accident in November 2013 on the Essequibo River.

Seventeen persons died in 2013 as a result of boat accidents.

MARAD in its continued effort to curb accidents on the waterways, has embarked on a countrywide safety campaign involving life jackets distribution, and safety messages promotion in all regions of Guyana.