EIGHT MEN MISSING AT SEA
Date: July 23th, 2019
Last night around midnight, four (4) vessels were stolen from the Gulf of Paria in the vicinity of Carli Bay and Orange Valley.
Several fishermen who were onboard these vessels were thrown overboard and 8 are still missing.
One has made it ashore alive and is being questioned by the police.
Earlier this morning the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) responded and deployed a single vessel to search for the missing men. After making a long journey to Carli Bay, the TTCG vessel returned to the Chaguaramas Base because according to the Coast Guard, “It did not have the capacity”.
Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious activity on the coastlines and on the beaches.
Seafarers are asked to be on the lookout for the missing seamen and for any suspicious activity.
The stolen vessels are:
- TFCA 1099 ‘Bula’- White with blue bottom
- TFCA 1238 ‘Sunshine’- White with blue bottom
- TFCA 2784 ‘Aaron’ – White with black bottom
- TFCA 1343 – the boat was retrieved, but the engine was stolen.
TTCG, TTPS Air Support, CD, PoSD, CID, IATF and other police officers have responded. So far, five engines have been recovered and a suspect is in custody.
Please call in information to The Coast Guard at 634-4440, the Couva Police Station 636-2333,or FFOS 355-7672