Two crew members missing after Guyanese ship capsizes off Corentyne

At approximately 21:00 hours on August 12, 2014, the Guyana registered Motor Tanker Swift Dolphin reportedly capsized off the coast in the vicinity of the mouth of the Corentyne River. A statement today from the Maritime Administration Department said it was proceeding from Paramaribo, Suriname to Georgetown, Guyana.

There were four crew members on board; two were rescued while the other two are missing. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing to locate the two missing crew member, the statement said.

 

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