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Police boat escapes sinking

Published:Friday | August 5, 2016 | 8:02 AM
In this file photo Marine police are seen policing Jamaica's coastline.

A part of a police boat became submerged in the Old Harbour Bay area of St Catherine yesterday after the vessel developed mechanical problems.

There was very little detail about the incident up to late last night.

However, Superintendent of Police Stephanie Lindsay says police personnel who were on-board the vessel managed to prevent the boat from sinking.

Lindsay says the team was on routine patrol in the area when the boat began to sink.

The police have identified the area as a route used by criminals in the guns for drugs trade between Jamaica and Haiti.

The marine police are charged with the responsibility of patrolling Jamaica’s waters to prevent the flow of contraband such a drugs and guns.