A small wooden vessel sunk in the shallow waters at the recreational anchorage area close to the waterfront this morning at 07:40 a.m, 16th October 2020.
The vessel was tied up on a mooring and she seemed to have sprung a leak on her keel whilst moored and subsequently took on too much water and settled on the shallow seabed beneath her. The vessel was unoccupied at the time of the incident and has no consequence on any surrounding vessels or on navigation.
Speaking to the Executive Port Authority, Mr Elzevir W. Gelderbloem said that “there was no pollution or debris evident from the scene and indications are that all fuel tanks are empty. An investigation has commenced to determine the cause of the incident and details will be released in due course”.
The wreckage is currently being removed by the owner as per the Port Authority’s instructions.