Couple safe

Coast Guard authorities in Barbados and St Lucia say they have located a missing couple, who left Castries for Bridgetown over the weekend, but never got here.

Arthur Alleyne, 63, also known as Captain Sam, and his wife Sharon Went-Alleyne, 59, are reportedly safe and sound and in good health.

However, spokeswoman for the Barbados Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Fernella Cordell said the couple did suffer some dehydration, after their 47-foot vessel, the Serenity, developed engine failure and ran adrift.

“The captain attempted to reach safety just using sails [and] reported at 13:10 today [1 p.m. Barbados time] at Soufriere,” she said, adding that the captain had called the boat’s owner upon arrival.

The acting public relations officer spoke to Barbados TODAY after coast guard officials in neighbouring St Lucia had confirmed that the vessel was now anchored in Soufriere, on the south of the island.

Relatives and friends had been hoping and praying for the couple’s safe arrival.

Alleyne, an experienced sailor and boat captain with over 40 years’ experiencel, is the former captain of celebrity ship Brigg Unicorn, which was used in the filming of all three Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, as well as in the television series Roots.

12 Responses to Couple safe

  1. Jacqueline Shepherd
    Jacqueline Shepherd October 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Good news

    Reply
  2. David Small
    David Small October 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Ohhhhh been following this great news x x x love it x x x x

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  3. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke October 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    WONDERFUL. This is PRAISE WORTHY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  4. Marie Browne
    Marie Browne October 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Praise god

    Reply
  5. Eve Phillips
    Eve Phillips October 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Wonderful

    Reply
  6. Jason Evelyn
    Jason Evelyn October 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Remarkable.

    Reply
  7. Michael Doughty Sr.
    Michael Doughty Sr. October 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Very good was praying

    Reply
  8. Christina Morris
    Christina Morris October 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you Jesus. So happy they were found.

    Reply
  9. Robert Holloway
    Robert Holloway October 29, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    good to hear

    Reply
  10. Sonia Lorde
    Sonia Lorde October 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    God is good

    Reply
  11. maryam October 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Soooo happy to hear this!
    been following on…

    Reply
  12. Levi Mayers
    Levi Mayers October 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Thank God

    Reply

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