The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard with the assistance of the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard says that they have conducted searches in the South Coast and the Gulf of Paria with no sighting of the missing vessel or the persons. They are also liaising with the Venezuelan authorities on the situation. Details follow in this press release.

On Monday, 04 October, 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard received reports indicating that three (3) persons left Moruga to go fishing, on Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 and had not returned. Upon receiving the report, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard commenced a Search and Rescue operation with the assistance of the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard. Thus far searches have been conducted of the South Coast of Trinidad and in the Gulf of Paria with no sighting of the missing vessel or the persons. The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard continues to monitor the areas under national jurisdiction and has been liaising with Venezuelan authorities on the situation.

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard reminds vessel owners and seafarers to ensure that they provide family members with accurate information such as their intended destination, vessel registration number, description of vessel hull and engines, as well as scheduled return time. This information is vital in cases of emergency and can aid the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard in successfully conducting Search and Rescue operations when called upon.

The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard continues to provide border security and other services in the face of the threat of COVID-19 in order to maintain the safety and security of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago through the conduct of maritime security and safety patrols within our area of operations.