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Relatives of man missing after boat capsized frustrated with investigations

zzz1Weeks after the fuel vessel, MV Swift Dolphin, capsized in the Corentyne River, family members of Patrick Constantine, one of the missing seamen, are still clinging to hope that he will make a safe return.

The former Policeman was working with a firm in neighbouring Suriname which was shipping fuel between the two countries. His daughter and sister spoke with Capitol News, explaining their frustration about being left in the dark regarding the investigations and the search for Constantine.

When the vessel went down four persons went missing; two were rescued but the captain and Constantine are still missing.

His sister said she would like to have some closure. They are appealing to the authorities in Suriname and Guyana for help.

The family wants to know if there is something to hide on the part of the business which was using the vessel, and is asking authorities on both sides of the river to do a thorough background check on the operations.

According to the local maritime authority, the vessel was returning to Guyana from Paramaribo, Suriname when it capsized near the mouth of the Corentyne River.

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