Cargo vessel sinks in Waini River

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A cargo vessel sunk in the Waini River Sunday morning as it was transporting goods from Georgetown to Region One (Barima Waini).
The boat, named Miss Shivta 2, sank around 04:00hrs as it was entering the Waini River.
The current position of the vessel lies at: latitude – 8 degrees, 26.645 North and, Longitude 59 degrees, 48.323 West on the Waini River, a statement from the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) noted.
The boat is registered with MARAD, and is owned by Vijaimatie Balak of Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara.
A team from MARAD will travel to Region One this week to commence investigations to ascertain the cause of the incident.
There are no reports of serious injuries.

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