Coast Guard search for fishermen down to routine patrols

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 26th June, 2018 ( – The official position of the St. Kitts-Nevis Coast Guard is that patrols will continue to look out for two fishermen missing since 4th June.

The men were last seen by family members on 3rd June, and were reported missing on 5th June. It was known that the men had gone fishing in their fishing boat, Maisie.

Since than several searches have been conducted, with the last major search conducted on 14th June. Air and sea assets from other neighbouring countries have also been involved.

According to recent information from the Police Force, a 290-nautical-mile “creeping line search pattern” was used. This method, Police said, systematically determines where an object might have drifted based on the current. Coast Guard officers searched from East of Nevis to South of Saba.

The Coast Guard has classified the men as lost at sea and have downgraded their search to routine patrols.

Meanwhile, Police investigations into the matter are also continuing. 

Investigators have asked that anyone who has any information regarding the whereabouts of these two men, they are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at the Basseterre Police Station by dialing 465-2241, or their nearest Police Station.

Photo: Vernon Pemberton of New Road; and Hayden Langley of Buckleys.


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