Trident’s final resting place
THE FLAGSHIP IS GONE.
With a catch in his voice, Retired Chief Petty Officer Trevor Peterson uttered these words as he watched the Trident, the warship on which he served for 28 years, slip beneath the calm waters of Carlisle Bay yesterday.
It was the end of an era for the vessel which entered the service of the Barbados Coast Guard on February 27, 1982, after arriving in the island in November, the previous year. Decommissioned on April 26, 2009, she now becomes the newest wreck, dive site and soon-to-be reef in the protected marine area in the waters off Bay Street. She rests in 90 feet of water.
But the scores who thronged Carlisle Bay Beach expecting an explosion and a dramatic disappearance were disappointed. (HLE)
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