Dismasting fatality confirmed

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(Source: The Crew Report) The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry has confirmed the fatality of a crewmember on board JFA’s 33.5m catamaran sailing yacht Mousetrap.

Media reports from St Maarten, which is where the vessel was reportedly located prior to the incident, claim the crewmember was hit by a mast cable, though The Crew Report cannot confirm this information. A source close to the yacht confirmed to The Crew Report that the crewmember in question was not the yacht’s captain.

Mousetrap is a 33.5m catamaran sailing yacht built by JFA Chantier Naval last year and launched in July 2012. The vessel’s flag is that of the Cayman Islands, who will be conducting an investigation into the reported incident.

The Cayman Islands Shipping registry told The Crew Report: “We have been made aware [of] the fatality of a crewmember on board the vessel Mousetrap and will be conducting our own investigation. No further details are available at this time and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.”

The Crew Report got in contact with the general manager Etienne Taquin of Marina Fort Louis in St Martin, who confirmed Mousetrap is located at the marina and the sailing yacht is without a mast. Taquin also confirmed: “[The] accident and death of a crewmember has been acknowledged by police, gendarmerie [and] firemen of St Martin.”

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  1. Oh boy. The boat is only one year old! Handling or engineering error?


  2. Nice? WTF is 'nice' about this?

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