American-Registered Vessel Grounded on Belize Reef

A civilian vessel which is registered in Delaware, USA was grounded on the Belize barrier reef in the area of Hatchet Caye located east-northeast of Placencia on Saturday afternoon. On board the vessel were three Colombians, four Guatemalans and one American citizen.  The vessel reportedly left the Port of Livingston, Guatemala bound for Big Creek, Belize sometime after 10:30 AM on Friday, September 2nd.  The Belize Coast Guard, the Department of Environment, Immigration and the Belize Port Authority deployed a team to the area to determine the factors involved and what further actions will be taken.

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