Mystery surrounds the fate of a Goodland Main Road, St Michael man who has gone missing from a weekend cruise aboard the Jolly Roger.
Police said Andrew King, who boarded the vessel on Saturday night for an 11p.m. cruise, was reported missing in the early hours of yesterday morning after he was discovered missing when the boat returned to its dock outside Carlisle House, The City.
Public Relations Officer of the Royal Barbados Police Force Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY the Coast Guard and Marine Unit had launched a search for the 49-year-old King but he had not been found up until the time of publication.
Meantime, Allan Kinch, the owner of the Jolly Roger party boat, told Barbados TODAY he was at a loss to explain what happened to the passenger, particularly because of the level of security on board the vessel.
“We don’t know what would have happened. We are still waiting to hear from police and coast guard to see if they have an explanation because they were interviewing people on the cruise. People said that they saw him getting on and didn’t seen him when the cruise was finished,” he said.
“The Jolly Roger is safe. We don’t really know what the circumstances are for this incident. Nobody has come forward to say they saw him jump off or fall off [and] there was no altercation to say that something happened. It was a very pleasant, peaceful cruise.
“We have added additional ropes around the deck and above the sides and we have lights shining out into the sea as well all around the boat,” Kinch explained.