Investigation Still Underway Into Pilot Boat Crash

May 14, 2021 | 4 Comments

The Ministry of Transport confirmed that the pilot boat St. David was “involved in a crash with a reef” on May 6th, and said that “investigations are still underway, and the damage to the vessel is being assessed by Lloyds Classification, who will be arriving on the island early next week.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Transport can confirm that the pilot boat, St. David, was involved in a crash with a reef off of the Northeast Breaker Beacon on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at 6:48am. The St. David was on a training exercise en-route to the North Rock Beacon and had four crew on board. The pilot boat, purchased in 2011 for $2,795,000.00 is insured for 2.8 million dollars.”

The Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott stated today, “We are very grateful that none of the crew was hurt in the crash of St. David. Investigations are still underway, and the damage to the vessel is being assessed by Lloyds Classification, who will be arriving on the island early next week.

“Once the inspection has been completed Lloyds will provide recommendations for repairs. This incident will not impact shipping and a future update will be provided once the official investigation report has been submitted and reviewed by the Ministry.”

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  1. navigator starship says:

    in these modern times and on most marine vessels dint they have black boxes not to dissimilar to ones found on aircraft and even trains?

  2. Dunn juice says:

    Similiar to the trash truck incidents, did we ever see those??!!

  3. wahoo says:

    Tell the guys from Lloyds that it was a training exercise where you leave a deck hand in charge of the helm while everyone else goes to the back and looks at where they’ve been. Still shaking my head. If the loss of this boat will not hamper shipping then perhaps we do not replace it and retire the crew. That would save us some money at least.

  4. Me says:

    How on earth is this 10 yr old vehicle still worth wat they paid for it and my car i jus paid off (5yrs) is worth 40% less?

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