Sunday, November 29, 2020

RBDF Finds T&C Fishermen After 8 Days Adrift

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force rescued two nationals of Turks and Caicos, stranded at sea.

The fishermen were spotted off Great Inagua in a 27 ft fishing vessel, drifting approximately 7 miles west of the island.

A US Police patrol vessel and Defence Force Marines boarded the vessel to investigate.

The men said they were stranded at sea for 8 days after experiencing engine problems.

They are reported to be in fair health and were escorted to Matthew Town, to a medical facility to receive medical attention before being handed over to Immigration officials for further processing.

Turks and Caicos Fishermen rescued at Sea
Fishermen brought ashore for medical assistance after 8 days at sea. Photo credit: RBDF

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