Another boat collision in Pomeroon
Ramjattan Lall, of Charity Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, and three of his workers are grateful for life after they survived a hit and run boat collision that occurred around 18:30 hours Friday evening, in the Pomeroon River.
While Lall and his three workers escaped unhurt, he has suffered tremendous losses. His boat and all of his produce worth almost $3M dollars went under the water.
Lall explained that his boat was proceeding towards the farmer’s Wharf at Charity when the unlit trawler bearing inscription ‘Miliannys ’which approached at high speed, hit them on its starboard side, sinking the boat within minutes of the collision. Lall’s boat was extensively damaged.
The frustrated farmer explained that after his boat sunk, he and his three workers were left stranded in the river. Their cries for help went unanswered as the trawler sped away. Helpless in the Pomeroon River, they were eventually rescued by the Mackbool family, at Charity, and aided by other kind hearted residents.
Lall said after he and his men were dragged from the water, he went to the Charity police station and lodged a report. Lall said that the police told him that they had no boat to trail the foreign boat. The man said that he immediately hired two boats, in an effort to accommodate the police, with their investigations.
The police eventually apprehended the foreign boat, some ten miles from Charity. The Captain and his crew are in police custody. Lall said that his boat was launched last December. He added that he is currently indebted to the bank.