The tragedy that took place on a Colombian reservoir is made all the more poignant by the fact that it occurred on the Day of the Seafarer, an initiative adopted during the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention.

Whilst applauding all the owners of leisure boats that rushed to help and the tireless efforts of all the personnel involved in the search and rescue, a moment’s thought must be spared for all those on board and the lives claimed by this tragic incident.