The SMMA Inc. is seeking expert support to :
1) Assess, Redraft / Reorganise the corporate by laws
2) Develop by laws which addresses the operations within the Soufriere Marine Management Area, consistent with the requirements of the Fisheries Act.
SMMA Inc. is a Local Fisheries Management Authority in accordance with Section 18 of the Fisheries Act of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia.
On 13th March, 2018, at approximately 4:45pm a barge (SK2) owned/operated by EMCS Caribbean Ltd. capsized in Port Soufriere.
According to reports, the barge was on its way to Carriacou, Grenada, when it encountered some difficulties. The barge eventually capsized and deposited approximately 1,000 meters of gravel and 800 tons of sand into the bay.
Referenced to letter dated April 4th, 2018, the liability insurers for owners (EMCS Caribbean Limited) of the barge declared the barge as a Constructive Total Loss (CTL) and to be disposed of as a wreck.
On Friday 27th April, 2018, Barge SK2 was sunk safely at latitude 13.92.440N, longitude 61.06.397W off the Anse Cochon area, with no ecological damage sustained to the marine environment and sea bed.