TTPS Coastal and Riverine Patrol Unit rescues stranded fishermen

TTPS Coastal and Riverine Patrol Unit rescues stranded fishermen

The new Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Coastal and Riverine Unit rescued three stranded fishermen on Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 3:30 pm on Sunday 27th June, 2021, the Police Command Centre received a report that a fishing vessel, Legend III,
with three occupants, was adrift at sea.

A TTPS Coastal and Riverine Unit crew was immediately dispatched on a search and rescue mission.

Approximately eight nautical miles west off the Caroni river-mouth, officers noticed the Legend III, and executed the rescue of the three men on board – Neil Ali, Shiva Narine, and Sunil Colan, all from Felicity, Chaguanas.

The police officers were told that the fishermen left Felicity at 7:30 am on Sunday and developed engine problems around 2 pm.

The Coastal and Riverine Unit towed the Legend III vessel back to its Felicity base.

The TTPS would like at this time to remind owners and crews to ensure the sea worthiness of their vessels, and to include GPS devices, even on the shortest trips.

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