Search continues for two missing after Suriname-owned vessel capsizes

Two other men have been rescued, but their names and also that of those missing have not been officially released. But media reports here have named the survivors as Augustus Persaud and Anthony Sukhdeo, while those missing are Patrick Constantine and the captain of the vessel, Kayman Rickram Persaud.

A statement from the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) said that the Surinamese-owned vessel, “Swift Dolphin,” which was sailing to Guyana from Suriname, capsized on Tuesday about 49 nautical miles off St. Andrews Point. The Captain and a crew member are still missing.

The statement said that a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Skyvan did an aerial reconnaissance of the area and that the Hampton Rose – a re-supply vessel – was deployed to the area.

According to the acting Harbour Master Michael Tennant, three surveyors, a diver and a Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard Officer are onboard Hampton Rose.

In addition, Oldendorff, a bauxite company that operates out of the Berbice River has also sent a vessel to join the rescue exercise.


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