Family members and friends joined officials of the Islands Development Company in a memorial mass at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception to remember the four crew members who disappeared in a tragedy at sea, a little more than a year ago.
It was in the early hours of 26th August last year that the cargo vessel Sea Horse, which was carrying a consignment of fuel and food to Coetivy, caught fire and sank not far from the island.
The search for the missing crew – Darren Morel, Nigel Franchette, Norcy Serret and Ranjit Premathilaka a Sri Lankan national – has until today been in vain.
During the mass organised by the IDC, family members tearfully shared their pain and sorrow of their painful loss.
In an interview to the press after the service, IDC’s Chief Executive Officer, Glenny Savy announced that the company would continue to support the children, especially in their education.
He also added that the IDC has appointed a lawyer to help the families to obtain a death certificate for their loved ones as well as support them through the legal process which would ensue to obtain compensation.