The relatives of missing Seaman Gerald Fraser said that they are have not given up their search for his remains weeks after the vessel he worked on capsized.
According to a relative Sharon Pickett, family members have been paying close attention to the sunken boat. She said that the vessel has since been moved from the area where it turned over.
Pickett said that apparently the high tide had shifted the boat into the channel and that the owner ordered the move. She noted that she has been trying to get into contact with the boat owner Vijay Sankar but has been unsuccessful, since she claimed that he has stopped answering his cellular phone.
Sankar had earlier promised to compensate the family and assist with the cost of the funeral whenever the body was recovered.
But according to Pickett to date nothing was given to them not even to aid in the search. Thus she said that it is left up to her family members to pay divers to continue the search for her uncle’s remains
The woman had said that they will not rest until they recover Fraser’s body because they need some form of closure.
“Even if we get the bones we just want to send him off in decent manner, give him a little funeral or something.”
“Nobody tells us anything, nobody calls us, so we don’t know what is going on. We were told that the boat is being dismantled bit by bit and I see people out there working on it everyday,” Pickett stated.
Gerald Fraser went missing after a ship on which he worked capsized midway the Demerara River. He is believed to be trapped in the 65 foot vessel.
Reports are that the relatives of the 67 year old Fraser became suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the incident after his fellow crew members gave conflicting statements about his disappearance.
Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn had earlier stated that the boat would be towed closer to land. The vessel remained at the same spot until Saturday morning where it was seen being towed by a tug. However, efforts to reach the Minister for a further comment proved futile.
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