St Lucia customs seeking to dispose of Guyanese boat found with drugs, weapons
The Customs and Excise Department of St Lucia has started the legal process to dispose of a Guyana-registered vessel, which was seized following the discovery of a large quantity of drugs and weapons aboard in 2011.
According to a publication in the local Official Gazette, dated September 2, Rong-An Inc, a Chinese logging company that has been operating here since 2006, is the listed owner of the cargo vessel, MV Vicky B. According to the notice, which was signed by the acting Comptroller of Customs Rody Alicindor, the vessel was registered in Guyana and its Guyana International Maritime Organisation No. (IMO) is 5239199.
The notice described the vessel type as general cargo with its gross tonnage at 319. The notice, which was addressed to “the parties concerned,” said that the vessel is the subject of seizure by the Customs and Excise Department of Saint Lucia.