Maurice Mauriceson Valentine, a sailor from Antigua, set out to voyage the outskirts of Antigua region on February 3rd, 2023, along with his crew member, Mr. T’moy Samuels. Unfortunately, the boat’s engine was found to be faulty, and Mauriceson and his crew member had to make an emergency stop in Dominica to receive the assistance of a boat mechanic who confirmed that the engine block was damaged. As such, Mauriceson and his crew decided to rely solely on the sail to make their journey back to Antigua. Days passed without any news from Mauriceson or his crew, and his family and friends grew increasingly worried.
Finally, the family of Mauriceson received word from a sailor in Dominica that he spotted a boat that matches the description of Mauriceson’s vessel that was drifting in the water while he was standing on a hill facing the Sea. The sailor further explained that the route of the drift could lead the vessel towards Venezuela, as he had experienced a similar fate when on the sea and his power went out, causing his boat to start drifting. As such, we are now asking for your help to bring Mauriceson and his crew member home by funding a Search and Rescue via air to get an aerial view of the vessel, which could help us to reach these individuals in need of our assistance. The estimated cost of the four-day search and rescue mission, with eight hours per day, is USD 16,000. This includes the cost of the search fees, fuel, accommodation, and other minor fees. However, the team has decided to start the search if the provision of USD 4,000 is made for at least a day’s search. We kindly ask for your support and that you share this donation page with anyone who can assist. This deposit can be made on this platform or by contacting us directly at +1-268-774-5095.
We need your support to fund the search and rescue mission and bring Maurice Mauriceson Valentine and T’moy Samuels home to their family. Every donation, no matter how small, will help us get closer to our goal. Thank you for your support and generosity in helping us find Mauriceson and T’moy and bring them back home safely. You can reach the family of Mauriceson Valentine by contacting +1-268-771-0737 (sister – Mauricia Valentine) or +1-268-772-.535 (aunt – Vanessa Edwards).