MV Lady Zai returns to Guyana with crew

10th April, 2014

KINGSTON - MV Lady Zai returned to Guyana on Monday April 7, 2014 with eight crew members on board.

They were all examined by the Health Authorities in Saint Lucia and given clearance to sail following the death of one of their colleagues on board the vessel.

The vessel was quarantined by the Port Health Authorities in Saint Lucia, but the quarantine was subsequently lifted on March 17, after it was sanitized in accordance with their specific guidelines.

After the vessel was given clearance to sail, it called at Vieux Fort, St Lucia; Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; and Curacao where it discharged and subsequently loaded cargo for Guyana.

The Lady Zai left Guyana on March 9, 2014 for St Lucia with ten crew members. However, during the voyage one crew member; Lilkumar died and another had fallen ill and was hospitalised in St Lucia.

The Health Authorities in Saint Lucia later confirmed that the Guyanese crew member died from Bronco Pneumonia and the sick crew member was stricken by the same illness. The sick crewmember did not complete they return voyage back to Guyana with the ship. He was repatriated to Guyana from Trinidad to rest and recuperate properly with his family.

Officials from the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) visited the Captain and crew at the John Fernandes Wharf to conclude their investigations.