One body recovered after overcrowded boat with passengers from Antigua capsized

Editorial Staff

Mar 28, 2023


One body is said to have been recovered and around 15 people were rescued when a boat carrying passengers from Antigua to another Caribbean island capsized early this morning.

The 30ft vessel with two outboard engines is believed to have been dangerously overcrowded.

Reports reaching Observer are that it was en route to St Thomas.

It was spotted capsized with people clinging to the hull by a passing luxury sailboat which lent immediate assistance.

The boat is around 12 nautical miles off the coast of St Kitts.

A spokesman for the Antigua and Barbuda Coastguard confirmed they were monitoring the situation following the incident said to have happened shortly after midnight.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    So sad condolence to the bereaved


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