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Missing vessel found drifting

Missing vessel found drifting

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Fifteen persons reported missing on the MV Study Us are said to be safe.

The Grenada-registered vessel, which was reported missing after it left here for St. Maarten on December 4, was found drifting off the Dominican Republic last Friday.{{more}}

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves announced Tuesday that the passengers were safe and efforts were underway to have them returned home.

The Prime Minister told SVG TV government was making arrangements to have the seven Vincentian passengers flown home in time for Christmas Day.

Dr. Gonsalves said this country’s ambassador to Washington, His Excellency Ellsworth John had been in contact with the Vincentian passengers and they were due to leave the Dominican Republic today aboard an American Eagle flight to the Grenadine island of Canouan.

The seven Vincentian passengers will be flown from Canouan to mainland St. Vincent.

The Vincentians who had been reported missing are Fitzroy Prince, Reinford Delpesche, Catherine Richardson, Lena Hazelwood, Cyril Alexander, Brenda Corke and Junior Polson.