That was the organizer of the 50thAnniversary Committee of the MV Christena Disaster, Mrs. Thelma Parris-Mills.
A service to mark the 51st anniversary of the Christena Disaster was held on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 on Samuel Hunkin’s Drive in Charlestown at 7:30 a.m.
Mrs. Mills said for this year, the organizing committee decided on creating a small but comprehensive booklet in remembrance of those who perished.
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 1st 1970, a government-owned and operated ferry by the name of Christena was overloaded on her final run of the day from St. Kitts to Nevis.
The passenger capacity was 155, but 320 people were said to be on board.