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Five missing at sea

Five people, including two children, have been missing at sea since yesterday (Sunday 6 March) afternoon.

The group was last seen around 3 p.m., leaving 12-mile bank on track to George Town with one engine operating. They went on a fishing trip in a 28 ft. Panga boat, but have not been seen since.

Police say they were informed Monday (7 March) morning. Police say they immediately made arrangements for a search-and-rescue operation to begin with daylight.  Thaat search-and-rescue operation is underway.

The persons on board are three adult males, one aged 42 and the others unknown, with two boys aged 9 and 11.

A cargo ship that sailed out of George Town dock Sunday has been contacted in an attempt to use that boats radar system to locate the missing group.

All boats, cruise ships and the U.S. Coast Guard have been alerted to the missing vessel’s description and picture.  A Silver Command Center has been established at the marine base to coordinate the search. Anyone who sees a vessel of this description or has any further information should contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.

 

missing boatDescription of boat: 

A blue 28ft. Panga

White interior

Black/dark blue T-top

Twin 85hp Yamahas

About the author

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman

Tammi Sulliman is a Caribbean journalist with more than 15 years in the industry. Her roots steeped in print journalism, she made the transition to television in 2007. A reporter and talk show host in the Cayman Islands, she has focused on political and social issues affecting the community. She took the helm of the news product at Hurley's Media Ltd. as News Director in November, 2015. Ms Sulliman was raised in Trinidad & Tobago and graduated with honours in French Linguistics and Professional Writing from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother and privileged to call the Cayman Islands home.

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