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Missing Single-Handed British Yachtsman Washed Up in Trinidad

By Sue Richards last modified Feb 06, 2009 03:01 PM

Published: 2009-02-06 15:01:43
Countries: Trinidad & Tobago

Yesterday the Ocean Cruising Club daily SSB Net reported to noonsite that there has been a boat watch in operation for the last few weeks for a Tayana 37, “Marigold”, with a British man (single hander) aboard, overdue on passage from the Canaries to Barbados. He was reported to have had a minor heart attack or some other heart problems.

After further investigation it emerges that Marigold has been washed ashore in Trinidad, with one deceased person aboard. The local Trinidad & Tobago Express reported today (Wednesday 6 February);

“The body of the man found aboard a luxury yacht in Blanchisseuse has been identified as British national Terry Green. Green, 65, from Yorkshire Avenue, London, England, who had last been in contact with a weatherman on January 15, complained of suffering a mild heart attack.

On Wednesday 5 February, around 7 a.m. the boat was seen drifting off the Blanchisseuse coast and later washed ashore around 11 a.m.

Green's body was eventually removed from the stricken boat. The police told the Express yesterday that the partially decomposed body was taken to the Port of Spain Mortuary.”

The British High Commission in Trinidad have been notified of the incident.

Trinidad & Tobago Express Reporter - Gyasi Gonzales