THE mother and father of a lacking British lady have begged her boyfriend for solutions.

Sarm Heslop’s mum and pop pleaded “we would like, want and deserve” to know what occurred to their 41-year-old daughter, who vanished from a yacht off the US Virgin Islands.


Sarm Heslop, 41, vanished from her boyfriend’s yacht within the Caribbean in March[/caption]

Her mother and father have begged accomplice Ryan Bane for solutions

Sarm, from Southampton, had gone to mattress on March 7 after having dinner with 44-year-old Ryan Bane on the island of St John.

Bane apparently wakened at 2am when the anchor alarm on the constitution yacht went off and he found his accomplice had disappeared.

He reportedly took 10 hours to alert the US Coast Guard, and he has not allowed cops to go looking his 46-foot catamaran since, police mentioned.

Sarm’s mother and father have waited an agonising 4 months to search out out what occurred to their former flight attendant daughter, and have now reached breaking level, The Occasions studies.

Her dad Peter mentioned: “We would like, want and deserve solutions as to what occurred to our daughter, sister and pal.

“We ask Bane to come back ahead to assist us discover these solutions.

“They are saying time heals – however not when your daughter is lacking. How are you going to transfer on when you haven’t any solutions?”


Formal incident studies and case logs from the US Coast Guard, obtained by The Occasions, present obvious inconsistencies in Bane’s model of occasions.

Sarm was final seen consuming with Bane at 420 to Middle bar in Cruz Bay, the place witnesses mentioned they noticed them consuming and looking out joyful.

After spending virtually two hours there, the couple returned to Siren Track in time for the 10pm Covid curfew.

However at 2.30am, Virgin Islands police obtained a name from Bane telling them his accomplice wasn’t anyplace on board – however her passport, pockets and cell phone had been nonetheless there.

He was instructed to alert the US Coast Guard instantly, whereas they initiated a lacking individuals search, however he didn’t name them till 11.46am.

A frantic search social gathering was then launched, however Bane prevented cops from conducting a full forensic search and wouldn’t reply any questions on the recommendation of his lawyer.

He mentioned on the time he was “devastated” by his girlfriend’s disappearance however introduced he wouldn’t be talking to the press.

We would like, want and deserve solutions as to what occurred to our daughter, sister and pal.

Dad Peter Heslop

As captain of his vessel, Bane was chargeable for the security of his crew.

Sarm’s mum Brenda Avenue mentioned she is going to “by no means forgive Bane for failing to guard my daughter”.

“When your daughter goes lacking from her boyfriend’s boat while moored 100 metres from shore with no proof, no clues and no solutions, it’s the most traumatising, complicated and upsetting time conceivable,” she mentioned.

“I nonetheless can’t perceive the time misplaced in contacting the coast guard. If I had woken to search out my accomplice lacking off a ship, I’d have shouted and screamed to draw consideration, even let off a flare . . . why didn’t he?”

Peter, who described his daughter as “adventurous, assured, loyal and loving”, added: “No official police assertion or clarification has been made by Bane about how his girlfriend went lacking and not using a hint.

“These questions will eternally be unanswered except he permits searches and additional questioning.”


The 41-year-old was reported lacking on March 8[/caption]

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Bane has refused to permit police to go looking his boat[/caption]

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He captains a 46-foot yacht[/caption]