Paria in Touch with Lawyers of Divers’ Families on Compensation

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Caption: From left, sole survivor Christopher Boodram, Kazim Ali Jr, Yusuf Henry, Rishi Nagassar and Fyzal Kurban

THE Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited (Paria) says it has been exchanging correspondence with attorneys for the survivor and the families of the four deceased divers of the February 26, 2022, tragedy.

In a release on Wednesday, Paria stated that it has not been in direct contact with the families of the four deceased LMCS divers or Mr Boodram, but Paria’s attorneys have been exchanging correspondence with the legal representatives of those families that have presented claims for compensation. The process is ongoing.

It stated, “Paria is acutely aware of the pain, grief and financial hardship suffered by the families of the deceased divers and Mr Boodram as a result of the tragic events that occurred on 25 February 2022. Paria is exploring all available options as to how it can provide support to the families of the victims and Mr Boodram. 

“The process of addressing claims for compensation requires a considered and balanced approach, taking into account all relevant stakeholders, including LMCS, the employer of the impacted divers, as well as factoring in insurance coverage considerations.

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“To deviate from that process would not assist any interested parties and would more than likely lead to a delay in finding a resolution. 

“Paria and its insurers remain committed to finding a way forward as swiftly and as fairly as possible.”

On February 25, 2022, Fyzal Kurban, Kazim Ali Jnr, Yusuf Henry, Rishi Nagassar and Christopher Boodram were sucked into a 36-inch pipeline at Berth No 6 at Pointe-a-Pierre. Boodram was the lone survivor.

A Commission of Enquiry said that Paria should be charged with corporate manslaughter and that the families of the divers should be some kind of compensation.

The widows of the divers have protested outside Paria’s headquarters in Pointe-a-Pierre and met with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley after they requested such a meeting.

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