Breaking: Ferry carrying Antiguans diverted to Nevis

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A ferry carrying dozens of Antigua and Barbuda’s Police Force Band members has been diverted to Nevis due to rough seas.

The Monserrat Ferry left the Emerald Isle this morning with military and paramilitary personnel from several islands.

The groups were leaving Montserrat after taking part in activities to mark the Queen’s 91st birthday.

But as it approached its first stop St. Kitts, the captain diverted and went to the sister isle Nevis because of the rough seas.

Monserrat Ferry officials tell Antigua News Room that the vessel will try to leave Nevis by 4 p.m. to take the remaining passengers to Antigua, its final stop on the journey.

The Met office says moderate to locally rough waves 1.5 to 2.1m or 5 to 7 ft. are expected today.

An advisory is in place for small craft operators and sea bathers mainly on the northern sides of the islands.

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