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Search underway for four missing fishermen in Trinidad

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2023 | 11:25 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

A search is now underway for four fishermen after the vessel, in which they set sail five days ago was found partially submerged in the waters off Cedros.

The Trinidad Express reports that boat captain Heeralal Kooblal and three workers left Grand Lagoon Village, Mayaro Tuesday.

Relatives said the men were on a five-day fishing expedition.

Kooblal, a 53-year-old seasoned fisherman, Rishi Kimchan and two others identified as Tallman and George were expected to return home at noon yesterday.

Relatives said they were concerned as the men had not answered.

Kooblal’s wife, Farida Dhunda, told the Trinidad Express that her husband was experienced, and she did not believe the men had perished at sea.

A search for the missing men began in the afternoon, and according to Dhunda, “the boat was found this morning, and we understand there were no life jackets or raft onboard, so we are hoping they were able to get out in time”.

She said her husband was a good swimmer and assured the other families that he would do the best he can to assist the other men.

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