Missing Turks fishermen found alive at sea
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Two Turks and Caicos nationals, who were drifting at sea for over a week, were rescued off Inagua on Thursday morning.
They were discovered during a joint effort by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Police Force and the US Coast Guard.
After receiving information from a US Coast Guard helo that a fishing vessel was spotted off Great Inagua, a Police patrol vessel with Defence Force Marines aboard went to investigate.
A 27-foot open fishing vessel, carrying two fishermen, was found drifting approximately 7 miles west of the island.
The men, who were in fair health, reported that their boat had experienced engine problem, and was adrift for 8 days.
They were eventually escorted into Matthew Town alongside RBDF Maritime Facility, where they were transported to the Medical Facility to receive medical attention before being handed over to Immigration officials for further processing.