Eleven people perish as boat sinks while headed to US

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Some twenty-eight persons perish on vessel…

BREAKING NEWS <<< BP has confirmed a vessel headed for the United States have sunk in BAHAMIAN waters and is believed to have claimed the life of some 11 persons. The incident began Sunday when the vessel left the Northern Bahamas port.

We can confirm so far only seven persons have been found alive. Some 28 persons left aboard the sunken 25-ft vessel. We are being told engine trouble was the cause of the mishap.

It is being reported that some five children from Farm Hill near Treasure Cay, Abaco was on-board.

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  1. Vessel Capsized At Sea – Police In Abaco Investigating

    A trip to Florida from Abaco that started late yesterday afternoon ended in tragedy for many of the passengers who boarded the “Glory Time”.

    It was shortly after 12:10pm when the team effort of officers from the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the US Coast Guard, BASRA and other concerned citizens, responded to a called received by officers at the Marsh Harbor Police Station this afternoon, Monday 11th June, 2012 that a vessel with a number of passengers onboard had capsized in waters off North Abaco in the area of Hawksbill Cay.

    Reports are that the journey began at 5:00pm on Sunday 10th June, 2012 with twenty-eight persons onboard a 25-30ft boat. Not long afterwards, they began to experience difficulty with one of the engines which slowed their progress and as a result of the rough seas, the boat began to take on water and eventually capsized.

    The bodies of eleven (11) persons were recovered from the sunken vessel, while twelve (12) passengers remain unaccounted for and five (5) persons were fortunate to have made it to safety.

    At 9:00pm this evening, the search and rescue was suspended as a result of darkness and it is expected to continue at daylight tomorrow, Tuesday 12th June, 2012.

    Officers in Abaco are continuing their investigations into this incident.

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