Three Killed in Catamaran Accident Off Costa Rica

Photo: Pura Vida Princess
Photo: Pura Vida Princess

Three people have been killed after a commercial catamaran carrying close to 100 passengers capsized and sank during a pleasure cruise off of Costa Rica Thursday morning.

The Associated Press reports that the vessel is operated by Pura Vida Princess and, according to the company, the 100-foot motorized catamaran departed from Marina Los Suenos in the morning with 98 passengers and a crew of 10.

Pura Vida Princess’ website says the company offers all-inclusive day trips to Tortuga Island located off of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, departing from Herradura Beach next to Los Suenos Marina.