(posted March 11, 3:00 p.m.)- The Nicaraguan Navy today vowed to continue searching for seven Nicaraguan fishermen who have been lost at sea for more than a week.
“We will continue searching and hope to find them today,” said military spokesman Lt Col. Orlando Palacios told Sandinista media.
The seven fishermen, all from Bilwí in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN), have been missing at sea since March 2. On Saturday, their abandoned boat, the Capitán Kennedy, was found damaged and run aground on King Cays, off Nicaragua’s northern Caribbean coast. The hull was ripped and the motor was missing. There was no sign of the fishermen.
The navy has deployed a go-fast boat to continue searching for the missing fishermen near the Pearl Cays.