a press release by Hill Robinson, a crewmember has passed away following a
tragic accident on S/Y Germania Nova.
source Jamaica Observer reports that the incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on
March 14 at Errol Flynn Marina in Portland, Jamaica, when a female crewmember fell
while cleaning the vessel’s mast. She reportedly sustained multiple injuries and was taken
to Port Antonio Hospital, where she died while being treated.
Robinson states in its press release:
crewmember's next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with the
family, friends, and fellow crewmembers at this very difficult time. Hill
Robinson and the owners are doing everything possible to support the family and
friends and of course an immediate investigation is already underway.
We request the courtesy of privacy for her family and all
No further statements will be issued until the results of
the investigation are known.”
UPDATE, 3/16: The deceased’s name has been confirmed as Bethany Smith, who was 18 years old. Her family has set up a GoFundMe page for travel and funeral costs.