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Serious boat accident off St. Maarten #297344
03/11/2023 04:42 PM
03/11/2023 04:42 PM
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It has just been reported that Calypso Boat Charters experienced a serious accident today. One tourist has died as well as a crew member and others including the captain have been injured. Thinking of all involved in this tragedy.

Last edited by ruralcarrier; 03/11/2023 07:45 PM.



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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297345
03/11/2023 05:12 PM
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I believe the accident occurred in West End, Anguilla, not SXM.


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297346
03/11/2023 05:20 PM
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The boat is based in Sint Maarten I believe. The surf has been high the last cuple of days.

Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297351
03/11/2023 05:58 PM
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Wow, thoughts with those involved.


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: jazzgal] #297354
03/11/2023 07:12 PM
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The boat was from St. MAARTEN.




Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297355
03/11/2023 07:14 PM
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Yes really sad tragedy .

Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297356
03/11/2023 07:25 PM
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But the accident was not in St. Maarten, which is what the title says. handshake


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297358
03/11/2023 07:44 PM
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FACEBOOK LINK

I also edited the title to prevent any further confusion.

ANOTHER LINK

Pretty much the same information.

LINK with Picture
According to the above link, this is the scene of the accident.


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297361
03/11/2023 08:37 PM
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How horrible.

Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: ruralcarrier] #297364
03/11/2023 10:18 PM
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Thanks JD. Sorry for the confusion. Perhaps I should have stated it was in the waters off of St. Maarten.😘




Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297366
03/12/2023 03:10 AM
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No problem at all. I could not find a lot of information last night.


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297378
03/12/2023 09:08 AM
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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: BillandElaine] #297379
03/12/2023 09:11 AM
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Unfortunately, that really doesn't give any new information. Anyone have any idea what really happened?


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: Carol_Hill] #297380
03/12/2023 09:44 AM
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Can only speculate so far. Reading various stories it seems they got washed on the rocks by high waves and the victims drowned.

Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297382
03/12/2023 10:32 AM
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This is second hand info (talked to someone who talked to someone who was on the rescue scene) so take with a grain of salt.

Apparently they were there talking pictures and a big wave came and flooded the engine. At that point they had no way to escape the subsequent huge waves and they got knocked into the rocks.

An incredible tragedy all around. My heart goes out to all the families.

Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: Angelface] #297392
03/12/2023 11:30 AM
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Wow, so sad.


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297429
03/12/2023 08:09 PM
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Near The Arch on the Northwest End of Anguilla.


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297430
03/12/2023 08:13 PM
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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297447
03/13/2023 07:43 AM
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There is a small article in the printed edition of The Daily Herald today but not really anything more than what has already been mentioned.


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Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: ruralcarrier] #297453
03/13/2023 10:46 AM
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That's the same one BillandElaine posted earlier.

Re: Serious boat accident off St. Maarten [Re: islandgem] #297459
03/13/2023 12:13 PM
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There really is little to no information on what led to the accident available yet. And just now, on VHF16 the French MRCC called out on a missing powerboat (17m long, 3x300HP engines, 2 PAX) around the French side. I hope that the situation ends up better.


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