The Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has confirmed a total of 15 bodies have now been retrieved from a vessel in Tobago.
According to the agency’s Facebook page, there is uncertainty of causes of death since investigations are still ongoing.
The area is still a NO ACCESS area until further notice, as an investigation is ongoing.
Information would be provided as the situation progresses.
Information received earlier in the day were as follows –
It has been confirmed that thirteen (13) bodies were removed from aboard the foreign vessel which was found off the coast of Pembroke earlier today.
Reports revealed that four (4) bodies were removed and carried to the Scarborough Mortuary while the remaining nine (9) were recently found and are yet to be removed.
All bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition. They appeared to be male, African descent and wearing track suits and green rain jackets.