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Haiti - Shipwreck : Words of sympathy from the PM, the Captain wanted by the PNH
21/08/2020 10:59:38

Haiti - Shipwreck : Words of sympathy from the PM, the Captain wanted by the PNH
Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe, learned with dismay and great emotion the news of the sinking of a boat which occurred Wednesday August 19 off the Turtle Island https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31585-haiti-flash-shipwreck-in-haiti-at-least-17-dead.html and whose provisional toll according to local authorities, amounts to 17 dead, 9 survivors and several missing

The Head of Government welcomes the mobilization of local authorities determined to do everything possible to find other survivors who say they appreciate the support of the US Coast Guard in the search.

"To the families of the victims and the survivors, the Prime Minister sends them, on behalf of the Government, his deep sympathies while assuring them of his solidarity and support."

Latest info : Érick Prévost Junior, Director General of the Maritime and Navigation Service of Haiti (SEMANAH), deplores the reckless attitude of the passengers who, at the insistence of the authorities, refused to wearing a life jacket complaining of the heat...

More than 24 hours after the tragedy, research continues, Érick Prévost Junior still believes in the possibility of finding other bodies.

The Director General of the SEMANAH confirmed that a named "Jeanty" identified as the captain of the sailboat which was wrecked and was not authorized to go to sea, is the subject of a warrant to bring and is actively wanted by the police.

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