Three Rescue At Sea

Three Vincentians were rescued at sea by two motor vessels last month.

Police say Junior De Roche, 18, of Union Island and Bradley Dickson, 28, of Rillan Hill were rescued by the M/V Gaselys on July 21, and Macgyvar Allick, 25, was rescued by the M/V Trinidad Trader on July 28, 2016.

According to police, the Coast Guard was informed on July 18, by Union Island Police Station that De Roche and Dickson left St. Vincent at about 3pm on July 16, for Union Island in a 16 feet Fishing Vessel, but at about 4:30pm the vessel developed engine problems off Petit Canouan and despite several attempts the men failed to restart the engine and started to drift.

They were rescued 133 nautical miles Northwest of St. Vincent by the M/V Gaselys, an oil tanker which was en-route to the United States.

The other rescue operation occurred on Friday, July 28, 2016, when Macgyvar Allick was rescued by the M/V Trinidad Trader after drifting for 45 days.

Allick reportedly informed the Jamaica Coast Guard that there was another occupant onboard which he only knew as Bernard.

He said Bernard died, his body was decomposing and as a result he threw him overboard.

Allick was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital for medical treatment for dehydration.

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