Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, Director of the Civil Protection Directorate explained that the incident occurred while the boat was trying to regain the Haitian coast, due to bad weather. The sailboat struck a reef and capsized before sinking, off the Haitian coast near the locality of "Nan Bak", neighboring of Borgne (about 160 km north of Port-au-Prince) and Port-Margot (North Department).
12 passengers were able to return land, 21 died in the shipwreck. The Justice of Peace of Borgne found 11 dead bodies (8 women and 3 men), 10 other bodies washed up on the coast of the town of Borgne (west of Cap-Haïtien) were recovered by relatives of the victims.
The Civil Protection volunteers, the acting Executive Officer of Biorgne and the Vice-Delegation of the Borough of Borgne coordinate research, with the help of local fishermen.
HL/ S/ HaitiLibre