Two men were injured and remain hospitalized after their vessel exploded a short distance from the Caye Caulker Gas Depot yesterday afternoon. The two men are 33 year old boat captain Coronel Brown and 23 year old boat assistant Jairo Reyes. The 28 feet vessel is Royal Palm Kay and belongs to the Royal Palm Resort located off Saint George’s Caye. According to Police, the two men had just refueled the vessel and were heading to pick up their guest when the boat experience electrical problems and exploded.
As police noted, one of the men, namely Coronel Brown was seriously injured and is listed in a critical condition. Reyes, who is a resident of St. George’s Caye received lesser degree injuries but also remains hospitalize. The entire area remains blocked off as investigations continues.